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The Ethics of Capitalism: An Introduction

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2021.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher, The Ethics of Capitalism: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2020, 288pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190096205. Reviewed by Marco Meyer, University of Hamburg When teaching seminars on political philosophy, I have sometimes found a fundamental disconnect between my teaching and the expectations of my students. My courses are about tax justice, climate change mitigation, or ethics in finance. Yet some of my students are not convinced that addressing injustices in these areas within a capitalist system can ever amount to much. Is capitalism so deeply rotten, they wonder, that tweaking it misses the bigger picture? Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher's book addresses this question head on. The authors have done a great service to teachers of political philosophy and political economy by writing an accessible introduction to political economy from a philosophical perspective. They focus on the question whether capitalism can have moral foundations.... Read More

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