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Reasserting Institutionalist Insights on the Good Society: 30 Years After Petr’s Call for a Mixed Economy

By Barbara E. Hopkins

Abstract

In this research note, I revisit the issues raised by Jerry Petr (1987) in “The Nature and Necessity of the Mixed Economy.” The institutionalist mixed economy is still a sound model for the good society. However, Western industrialized countries have been losing ground on the goals of the mixed economy. The struggle to defend pragmatism over ideological attachment to neoliberalism, has evolved into a distributional struggle that cannot be resolved without institutional change

Topics: Economics, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher: SelectedWorks
Year: 2020
OAI identifier: oai:works.bepress.com:barbara_hopkins-1023
Provided by: CORE
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