The Value of Culture: On the Relationship between Economics and Arts (by Arjo Klamer)


Author(s): Arjo Klamer

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publish date: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 9053562184
ISBN-13: 9789053562185
Language: English
Description:
Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the
ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their
own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art
sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market
price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual
focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and
'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings
together economists, philosophers, historians, political
scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture.
This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but
also for anybody actively… more…

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