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?

Other Independent Review articles by Suri Ratnapala
    Fall 2007   Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-first Century
    Fall 2005   Cultural Diversity and Liberal Society: A Case for Reprivatizing Culture
    Summer 2003   Securing Constitutional Government: The Perpetual Challenge

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