Strings attached : untangling the ethics of incentives / Ruth W. Grant.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400839742; 1400839742.Subject(s): Incentive (Psychology) | Motivation (Psychology) | Political psychology | Political ethicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Strings attached.DDC classification: 170 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-187) and index.
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.
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