Markets and Dignity: The Essential Link (With an Application to Health Care)

ACCEPTING THE INVISIBLE HAND: MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO SOCIAL-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, Mark D. White, ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

29 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2010  

Mark D. White

CUNY College of Staten Island

Date Written: April 12, 2010

Abstract

In this chapter, I argue that the market is the institutional embodiment of human dignity, especially respect for dignity between relatively anonymous persons engaged in commerce. I explain Immanuel Kant's conception of dignity, discuss how it relates to the market, and then offer an application to health care.

Keywords: Market, ethics, Immanuel Kant, dignity, health care

JEL Classification: A13, D63, I11

Suggested Citation

White, Mark D., Markets and Dignity: The Essential Link (With an Application to Health Care) (April 12, 2010). ACCEPTING THE INVISIBLE HAND: MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO SOCIAL-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, Mark D. White, ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1588076

Mark D. White (Contact Author)

CUNY College of Staten Island ( email )

Staten Island, NY
United States

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