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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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