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Agricultural Industrialization: A Metaeconomics Look at the Metaphors by which we Live

Gary D. Lynne

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 24, issue 2, pages 410-427
Published in print January 2002 | ISSN: 2040-5790
Published online January 2002 | e-ISSN: 2040-5804 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9353.00106
Agricultural Industrialization: A Metaeconomics Look at the Metaphors by which we Live

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Agriculture continues to be driven by rapid technological change on the base of a particular kind of value system. This path produces an abundance and variety of high-quality food and success for many. It also produces externalities, not the least of which is the sense of gloom among youth who might otherwise pursue food system careers. Perhaps we need to be carefully examining the values implicit within the invisible hand, subjecting it to scientific scrutiny. One alternative is a kind of metaeconomics that focuses on moral inquiry, recognizing both a self-interest and a joint others-interest in the outcomes.

Keywords: B410; O140; O330; Q160

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Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development ; Economic Methodology ; Agricultural Economics ; Economic Development

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