Ona’ah

International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 29, No. 9, 2002

10 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 27, 2011

Abstract

Ona’ah is a Hebrew word indicating the Jewish Talmudic law which, according to various interpretations, proscribes both fraud and over-charging. The present essay sharply distinguishes between these two concepts, accepting the former as legitimate but rejecting the latter on grounds of economic inefficiency and property rights violations.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Ona’ah (July 27, 2011). International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 29, No. 9, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1896477

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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