Economics: A Moral Science Because Persons Matter More Than Things

Edward J. O'Boyle (Louisiana Tech University)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 October 1986


Conventional economics typically defines the science in terms of such concepts as production, distribution, consumption, resources, goods, services, wealth, prices and efficiency. These terms focus attention primarily on things, making it easier to argue that since those things are quantifiable economics is a positive, higher‐order science.


O'Boyle, E. (1986), "Economics: A Moral Science Because Persons Matter More Than Things", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 13 No. 10, pp. 38-49.

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