The paradigms of economists have much more to do with choice and incentive than with force and coercion. Considering the growing support for the idea of nuclear disarmament, there may be a great opportunity, in this moment of history, to help bring about the kind of paradigmatic shift that can encourage the removal of the nuclear sword of Damocles with which we have all lived for so long. Perhaps, the tools of economics can help point the way to a world that is not only more productive but also more secure.
Dumas, L. (2011), "When Costs Approach Infinity: Microeconomic Theory, Security, and Dangerous Technologies", Chatterji, M., Bo, C. and Misra, R. (Ed.) Frontiers of Peace Economics and Peace Science (Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 59-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1572-8323(2011)0000016008Download as .RIS
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