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By G. Peter Penz

This ebook, released in 1986, addresses questions fascinated about a vital normative precept in modern tests of monetary rules and structures. What does 'consumer sovereignty' suggest? Is client sovereignty a suitable precept for the optimization and review of the layout and function of financial rules, associations and structures? If no longer, what's a extra acceptable precept? the writer argues that the belief of patron sovereignty should be broadened in order that it's not constrained to the marketplace mechanism yet comprises environmental, paintings and social personal tastes. although, even this model runs into severe problems because the precept of customer sovereignty nonetheless will depend on too subjectivist a notion of the pursuits of people to be appropriate for the evaluate of monetary associations. an alternate foundation for such assessment is 'human pursuits' that aren't contingent on specific financial structures, After contemplating a number of percentages, a basic-needs strategy is proposed and its use in financial review illustrated.

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