Economics and Philosophy

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Discretionary time: A new measure of freedom, Robert Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Antti Parpo, and Lina Eriksson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 484 pages.

Sebastiano Bavettaa1

a1 Università di Palermo

Sebastiano Bavetta is Professor of Economics at the University of Palermo (Italy) and Research Associate at the London School of Economics (UK). His scientific interests focus on issues at the boundary between economics, philosophy and politics – in particular on the measurement of freedom and its impact on growth, the welfare state, policy and institutional design and on the optimal size of the state within a modern libertarian perspective.