John Stuart Mill

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Different orientations to happiness and their association with life satisfaction were investigated with 845 adults responding to Internet surveys. We measured life satisfaction and the endorsement of three different ways to be happy: through pleasure, through engagement, and through meaning. Each of these three orientations individually predicted life(More)
Although conventional economic theory proposes that only the absolute levels of income and consumption matter for people’s utility, there is much evidence that relative concerns are often important. This paper uses a survey-experimental method to measure people’s perceptions of the degree to which such concerns matter, i.e. the degree of positionality.(More)
What rule is fair? This experimental study considers equality and equity (i.e., allocations that are proportional to individual contributions). Impersonal third parties, or spectators, favor equity. Distributive preferences move progressively toward equality, however, with the introduction of personal factors, such as sharing stakes with another (i.e.,(More)
We present a model where groups attempt to exert influence on policies using both bribes (plata, Spanish for silver) and the threat of punishment (plomo, Spanish for lead). We then use it to make predictions about the quality of a country’s public officials and to understand the role of institutions granting politicians with immunity from legal prosecution.(More)
We study the quality of politicians when groups attempt to exert influence on policies by using both bribes (plata, Spanish for silver and money) and the threat of punishments (plomo, Spanish for lead). Contrary to the case in which groups use only bribes (as is traditional in the literature) and more capture does not damage the equilibrium quality of(More)
We present a model where groups attempt to exert in‡uence on policies using both bribes (plata, Spanish for silver) and the threat of punishment (plomo, Spanish for lead). We then use it to make predictions about the quality of a country’s public o¢ cials and to understand the role of institutions granting politicians with immunity from legal prosecution.(More)
Classical economists believed that land rent as a share of total income would increase with economic growth. This belief was important to many 19th and 20th century critiques of capitalism. Land rents as a share of national income apparently declined for most of the 20th century, but increased during the 1990s. In this paper, we develop a model of the(More)
  • Bilimler Fakültesi, John Stuart Mill’de, Adalet ve Mülkiyet, John Stuart Mill
  • 2009
John Stuart Mill is one of the most influential philosophers and political economists within the history of economic thought. Besides being an avant-garde utilitarian, his Principles of Political Economy dominated the political economy domain for more than a quarter of a century. As a utilitarian, he believed that a concept of justice which is grounded in(More)