Strings attached [electronic resource] : untangling the ethics of incentives / Ruth W. Grant
- Grant, Ruth W. (Ruth Weissbourd), 1951-
- Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
- Why worry about incentives? -- Incentives then and now : the clock and the engineer -- "Incentives talk" : what are incentives anyway? -- Ethical and not so ethical incentives -- Applying standards, making judgments -- Getting down to cases : plea bargaining, recruiting medical research subjects, IMF loan conditions, motivating children to learn -- Beyond voluntariness -- A different kind of conversation.
- Incentives can be found everywhere--in schools, businesses, factories, and government--influencing people's choices about almost everything, from financial decisions and tobacco use to exercise and child rearing. So long as people have a choice, incentives seem innocuous. But Strings Attached demonstrates that when incentives are viewed as a kind of power rather than as a form of exchange, many ethical questions arise: How do incentives affect character and institutional culture? Can incentives be manipulative or exploitative, even if people are free to refuse them? What are the responsibiliti.
- 9781400839742 (electronic bk.), 1400839742 (electronic bk.), 9780691151601, and 0691151601
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -187) and index.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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