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Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions by [Bromley, Daniel W.]
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"At last, someone has written a hard-hitting demonstration that formulating the problems of economic policy in the 'old institutionalist' framework of analysis yields far greater insights than do attempts to frame these problems of achieving 'economic efficiency'. Daniel Bromley has written such a book: Sufficient Reason . . . and it should be widely read by both the supporters and critics of environmental economics."--Bryan Norton, Environmental Values

"In the absence of a consensus there is still the ongoing debate over the making of policy and judgments concerning welfare. To that debate, Bromley's book is a welcome and valuable addition."--Malcolm Rutherford, Journal of Economic Methodology

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"This book is without rival--a major modern statement of pragmatism."--Warren Samuels, Michigan State University

"Professor Bromley has provided us with a very stimulating and useful treatment of the economics of institutions. In doing so, he has filled a significant gap in a literature too often caught up in the 'either-or' of orthodoxy and heterodoxy."--Steven G. Medema, University of Colorado at Denver

"We all know that welfare economics is far more than cost-benefit analysis; but few economists have ventured beyond. Dan Bromley's new book, Sufficient Reason, does so, and shows how pragmatism can help us in applying economics to policy. The result is a challenging and insightful foundation for a new institutional welfare economics."--David Colander, Middlebury College


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  • File Size: 2355 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 26, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2006
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G08ZTI
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By Massimiliano Vatiero on June 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book of Daniel Bromley is very interesting. The author offers an original reassessment of J.R.Commons' volitional pragmatism.

Very good!
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It pertains to be about economics, but goes much deeper in to the fundamental process of how we form our institutions in a modern economy. It has as much relevance to our work as sociologists, anthropologists and policy makers as it does to economics per se. It is one of the most rewarding books I have read in recent years. A fair warning is in order, It is not a book to skim, the author is saying something that is really important and you have to read it carefully to understand what is being said.
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