It is suggested that the approach of the social economist to social problems, if followed, would lead to The Good Society, one in which the lot of our “human resources” would be considerably ameliorated. For the social economist the goal of the economy is not private profit nor is it improvement in the fertility of the soil nor capital accumulation for their own sakes and that of their owners, but the material, moral and spiritual well‐being of homo sapiens. The social economist is concerned with the efficiency of the capitalist system relative to the broad goals of society, rather than the maximisation of private property.
Conway O’Brien, J. (1984), "SOCIAL VALUES, SOCIAL GOALS & MANPOWER", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 49-62. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb012961Download as .RIS
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