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The ethics of capitalism : an introduction

Halliday, Daniel2020
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Can capitalism have moral foundations? Though this question may seem strange in today's world of vast economic disparities and widespread poverty, discussions originating with the birth of capitalism add a critical perspective to the current debate on the efficacy and morality of capitalist economies. Authors Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher use this question to introduce classical political philosophy as a framework by which to evaluate theethics of capitalism today. They revisit and reconstruct historical eighteenth- and nineteenth-century defenses of capitalism, as written by key proponents such as Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Theyask what these early advocates of market order would say about contemporary economies, and argue for the importance of connecting these foundational defenses to discussions of economic systems and the roles they play in economic justice and injustice today.
Main title:
The ethics of capitalism : an introduction / Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher.
Author:
Imprint:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2020]©2020
Collation:
xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
97801900962129780190096212
Dewey class:
330.122
Language:
English
BRN:
381569
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryComputers and Business330.122 HALAvailable
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