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The title indicates an evolution which in the prevailing idiom of economics would not be possible. One does not develop an economic system from a dogma, depending to some extent on how one chooses to define dogma. What is more, anyone who is familiar with Juan Donoso Cortes 18091853, the man who...
The main purpose of this contribution lies in the attempt to show that the future of western civilisation has been placed in jeopardy as a result of the declining influence of the Christian ethic, a system of transcendental values, and the increased acceptance of moral relativism due to the zeal...
Altruism seens to have a bad name among economists. Adam Smith pointed out that selfinterest, under the benign guidance of the invisible hand, was the engine that made the economic world go round. Altruism was worse than irrelevant it was pernicious.
High inbuilt inflation is a frightening problem for many western societies, undermining not merely the efficiency of the economy but the moral strength of participants as well. There is a widespread if loose belief that the recommendations of economists amount to little more than moving the...
Over the last several years, reports of scandals and questionable business and political behaviour have appeared in American society with seemingly increasing frequency. They range from athletic and military recruiting misdeeds to public officials and private businessmen accepting bribes and...
The attack on the institution of business is acelerating at a more furious pace. In this postWatergate era the momentum of the assault is being fuelled by the almost daily revelations of corporate misdeeds. America's growing antibusiness mood may culminate in more government controls being...
Fundamental to an understanding of how ethical and economic principles mesh in human action is clarifying the relation between the concepts of philosophic value and economic value, the very names suggesting that in the beginning scholars perceived, however confusedly, a relation between the two.
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