Taboo trade-offs, moral outrage and the moral limits of markets

by Craig MacMillan

Publisher: Dept. of Economics, Macquarie University in Sydney

Written in English
Published: Pages: 46 Downloads: 614
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Subjects:

  • Taboo,
  • Values,
  • Markets -- Moral and ethical aspects

Edition Notes

StatementCraig MacMillan, Colin Wastell.
SeriesMacquarie economics research papers -- no. 2/2008
ContributionsWastell, Colin, 1953-, Macquarie University. Dept. of Economics.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN471.4 .M33 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23976271M
LC Control Number2009483966

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The Psychology of the Unthinkable: Taboo Trade-Offs, Forbidden Base Rates, and Heretical Counterfactuals, 78 J. PERSONALITY & SOC. PSYCHOL. , –57 () (discussing moral outrage associated with various "taboo trade-offs," including surrogate motherhood contracts and payments for adoption rights). 2. As might be expected, subjects generally exhibited far greater “moral outrage” over “taboo” than “routine” trade-offs.[3] In addition, Tetlock et al. point to a “mere contemplation effect,” a sense of repugnance aroused by mere contemplation of a taboo trade-off, even if the trade-off is rejected. TABOO PROCEDURAL TRADEOFFS: EXAMINING HOW THE PUBLIC EXPERIENCES TRADEOFFS BETWEEN PROCEDURAL JUSTICE AND . The ° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation is Sarah Kaplan’s comprehensive guide for managers, CEOs, and corporate leaders to learn how to negotiate the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders—from workers and consumers to government regulators and civic groups—that corporations must serve iling these different .

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TABOO TRADE-OFFS, MORAL OUTRAGE AND THE MORAL LIMITS OF MARKETS Craig MacMillan1 Department of Economics, Macquarie University Colin Wastell Department of Psychology, Macquarie University ABSTRACT Tetlock’s sacred value protection model (SVPM) proposed that taboo trade-offs evoke a strong moral reaction in people who resist File Size: KB.

Turning first to taboo trade-offs, Fiske and Tetlock () note that trade-offs provoke moral outrage to the degree they “inappropriately” extend a “market-pricing relational schema” (entailing ratio comparisons of absolute value) to spheres of activity regulated by the other three, less metrically onerous, schemata specified by the Fiskean model: equality matching (e.g., Cited by: Taboo trade-offs, moral outrage and the moral limits of marketsAuthor: Craig MacMillan and Colin Wastell.

This strong moral reaction can be thought of as setting a moral limit on the extent of markets in society. In addition, Tetlock () also suggested that a substantial minority of participants are susceptible to trading off their sacred values when exposed to reframing strategies which convert taboo trade-offs into routine or tragic trade-offs.

TABOO TRADE-OFFS The capacity to make trade-offs efficiently is a defining at-tribute of homo economicus. From a relational perspective, however, people have a great deal more trouble with some types of trade-offs than others. Here it is useful to distin-guish routine from taboo trade-offs.

Routine tradeoffs entail. Sandel on the moral limits of markets Sandel writes that “The reach of markets, and market-oriented thinking, into aspects of life traditionally governed by nonmarket norms is one of the most significant developments of our time” (Sandel, 7).

He believes this development should be cause for concern. His book, What Money Can’t Buy. Taboo Trade-Offs, Relational Framing, and the Acceptability of Exchanges.

Journal of Consumer Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.moral outrage and cognitive confusion when people are asked whether they would allow market-pricing norms to influence decisions that fall under the normative purview of communal-sharing, authority-ranking Cited by: This brief review of the empirical literature on taboo trade-offs suggests a consistent picture: trade-offs between ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ values are considered problematic by many.

When confronted with such trade-offs, people express moral outrage or distress and they react by means of acts of moral by: 2. An influential body of literature in moral psychology suggests that decision makers consider trade-offs morally problematic, or taboo, when the attributes traded.

Taboo trade-offs, forbidden base rates and heretical counterfactuals The psychology of the unthinkable: Taboo trade-offs, forbidden base rates and heretical counterfactuals | Jennifer S. Lerner "Research on social Taboo trade-offs ultimately rests on functionalist assumptions about what people are trying to accomplish when they judge events or make.

Are they all supposed to be immoral. Remember the title of the book and the OP is ''Moral Limits of Markets.''.

Tetlock’s sacred value protection model (SVPM) proposed that taboo trade-offs evoke a strong moral reaction in people who resist secular encroachments on their sacred values. This strong moral reaction can be thought of as setting a moral limit on the extent of markets in society.

Economists insist, however, that in a world of scarce resources, taboo trade-offs are unavoidable. Research shows that, although people do respond with moral outrage to taboo trade-offs, they often acquiesce when secular violations of sacred values are rhetorically reframed as routine or tragic by: lus.

Taboo trade-offs are, in this sense, morally corrosive: The longer one contemplates indecent proposals, the more irreparably one compromises one's moral identity.

To compare is to destroy. Forbidden Base Rates We find just as solid a normative consensus that good intuitive scientists and/or statisticians should use base rates as that good. The sacred-value protection model (Tetlock ) suggests that taboo trade-offs are disturbing because they reduce sacred values that are meant to be infinitely important, such as faith, dignity, or life, to finite monetary values (Baron and Spranca ; Tetlock, Peterson, and Lerner ).

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Research shows that, although people do respond with moral outrage to taboo trade-offs, they often acquiesce when secular violations of sacred values are rhetorically reframed as routine or tragic trade-offs.

The results reveal the peculiar character of moral boundaries on what is thinkable, alternately punitively rigid and forgivingly flexible. Topic: The Moral Limits of Markets Michael Sandel: I'm also engaged now in a project the moral limits of markets.

What are the spheres that where markets and market-oriented thinking. An influential body of literature in moral psychology suggests that decision makers consider trade-offs morally problematic, or taboo, when the attributes traded off against each other belong to different ‘spheres’, such as friendship versus market transactions.

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Scope of markets. There is no s are inescapable. But markets now extend beyond the mere exchange of commercial products into “spheres of life once governed by nonmarket norms”.

Only when jobs involved making taboo trade-offs did women report less interest in the jobs than men. Women's moral reservations mediated these effects. Women select into top business degree programs at a lower rate than men and are underrepresented in high-ranking positions in business organizations.

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