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Volume 8  Number 2  •  Fall 2003
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Moral Capital and Commercial Society
By Suri Ratnapala
This article appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of The Independent Review

Commerce coevolves with moral rules and leads not only to prosperity but also to the accumulation of moral capital—the disposition to moral conduct—as Adam Smith and David Hume observed. How can societies enhance their stocks of moral capital?

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