The Standard of Living

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Authors: Amartya Sen, Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 140
Language: english
Year: 1989
ISBN 10: 0511570740
ISBN 13: 9780511570742
Series: Tanner Lectures in Human Values
Edition: Unknown
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Amartya Sen argues that ''the standard of living'' has been poorly understood and narrowly defined; it is not just a function of opulence, and cannot be seen as utility. It is, he suggests, the ''capabilities'' offered in states of affairs....