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Care and the Neoliberal Individual

Wrenn, Mary V.; Waller, William

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Mary Wrenn
Senior Lecturer in Economics

William Waller


© 2017, Journal of Economic Issues / Association for Evolutionary Economics. Abstract: This article explores two conflicting ethical systems: neoliberalism and institutionalism. Neoliberalism’s foundations support an overarching ethic of individual autonomy and individual responsibility. Institutionalism contrasts this conception with a view of human beings as relational. The ethical foundation of such a view requires a meta-ethic of interpersonal responsibility that supports an ethic of care.


Wrenn, M. V., & Waller, W. (2017). Care and the Neoliberal Individual. Journal of Economic Issues, 51(2), 495-502.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2017
Online Publication Date May 19, 2017
Publication Date May 19, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 20, 2018
Journal Journal of Economic Issues
Print ISSN 0021-3624
Electronic ISSN 1946-326X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 2
Pages 495-502
Keywords autonomy, care, institutionalism, neoliberalism, Veblen
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Economic Issues on 19th May 2017, available online:


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