International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 29, No. 9, 2002
10 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 27, 2011
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.
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