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Ethical Economy

Free Markets and the Culture of Common Good

Editors: Schlag, Martin, Mercado, Juan Andrés (Eds.)

  • Answers the growing awareness of a need for ethics in society
  • Proposes a marriage between free markets and social responsibility
  • Offers possible solutions to the cultural crisis in the basic institutions of society
  • Develops an idea of the common good that is broadly accessible to society
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Recent economic development and the financial and economic crisis require a change in our approach to business and finance. This book combines theology, economy and philosophy in order to examine in detail the idea that the functioning of a free market economy depends upon sound cultural and ethical foundations.

The free market is a cultural achievement, not only an economic phenomenon subject to technical rules of trade and exchange. It is an achievement which lives by and depends upon the values and virtues shared by the majority of those who engage in economic activity. It is these values and virtues that we refer to as culture. Trust, credibility, loyalty, diligence, and entrepreneurship are the values inherent in commercial rules and law. But beyond law, there is also the need for ethical convictions and for global solidarity with developing countries. This book offers new ideas for future sustainable development and responds to an increasing need for a new sense of responsibility for the common good in societal institutions and good leadership.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Capitalism, Free Market Economy, and the Common Good: The Role of the State in the Economy

    Rhonheimer, Martin

    Pages 3-40

  • Divisible Goods and Common Good: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate: Response to Martin Rhonheimer

    Hittinger, Francis

    Pages 41-52

  • Market and Common Good

    Neves, João César

    Pages 53-59

  • Beyond the Market/State Binary Code: The Common Good as a Relational Good

    Donati, Pierpaolo

    Pages 61-81

  • Paradigm Shift in the Social Doctrine of the Church: From Rerum Novarum (1891) to Caritas in Veritate (2009)

    Cordes, Paul Josef Cardinal

    Pages 83-92

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2989-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8404-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Free Markets and the Culture of Common Good
Editors
  • Martin Schlag
  • Juan Andrés Mercado
Series Title
Ethical Economy
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2990-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2990-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2989-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8404-7
Series ISSN
2211-2707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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