Economist examines relationship between morality, economics
Moral beliefs can, and likely do, play a crucial role in the development and operation of free market societies, according to a recent book by University of Missouri–St. Louis economics expert David C. Rose.
He said the book’s argument is driven by a simple question: if a society’s sole objective is to maximize its general prosperity and it can choose the moral beliefs of its people, what kinds of beliefs would it pick?
His motivation for writing the book came from becoming “disenchanted with the progress we’d been making as a profession on what’s commonly now known as the development puzzle,” Rose told EconTalk.
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