Why the Market? Markets as Social and Moral Spaces

Journal of Markets & Morality, Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 2009): 277-296

20 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2012

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Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: September 30, 2009

Abstract

Critics of the market worry that as it expands the communal sphere declines. They also worry that the market encourages vice and has little or no scope for virtue. As I argue, however, the critics fail to realize that the market is a social space where commercial as well as social bonds are formed and nurtured. That it is also a moral space where virtues are learned and developed.

Suggested Citation

Storr, Virgil Henry, Why the Market? Markets as Social and Moral Spaces (September 30, 2009). Journal of Markets & Morality, Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 2009): 277-296. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2096343

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