Журнал Viche 2010 №11

№11, 2010

Theorem about Spoiled Child, or Why an Altruist has More Chances to Survive

Economic approach of Gary Becker to the settlement of social problems

The fact that there is a place in the modern economic relations to altruism has been scientifically proved by Gary Becker - prominent scientist, economist of the present time with the highest index of quoting, Nobel laureate. Moreover, he showed that it is impossible to carry out well-grounded comprehensive analysis of conduct of subject of market relations without taking altruism into consideration.

Current importance of scientific research of G. Becker in social and economic realities of modern Ukraine is conditioned by social necessity in returning of concept of altruism to the plane of economic reality.