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By Nicholas Capaldi

Because the past due Sixties American tradition has been interested by a fight to articulate an efficient company ethics. The scandals of Enron and WorldCom represent egregious examples of the absence or deficiency of moral decision-making in concerns of trade. the aim of this quantity is to inaugurate a discussion at the universal parts of all 3 Abrahamic traditions - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism - that contact on moral matters in company. With greater than forty students, spiritual and company leaders becoming a member of the controversy, this anthology is the start of a reconstruction of the certainty of the connection among faith and trade.

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It has a devotion to the rule of law, worldliness, empiricism, openness, utilitarianism, and a respect for property. On the other hand, the Protestant tradition of economic theology is skeptical that reason can improve the human race and is cognizant of the pretense and self- DISCONNECTS BETWEEN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY AND CAPITALISM 37 serving nature in the cognitive ability to reason. This tradition, Nelson contends, recognizes the real force directing history does not come from within the person but from without–such as divine intervention or, perhaps the laws of history emphasized by Karl Marx.

CSD must connect at the root with basic economic theory. Undertaking this process first involves identifying the gaps that must be filled. Foremost, among these is acknowledging that CSD has a blind spot regarding economic growth. , the need to consider opportunity costs and risk, the role of economic freedom and incentives, the necessity of fiscal discipline, and the unavoidability of adjustment costs. A different understanding of the market economy should emerge out of this process. CSD should come to recognize business as the essential creator of growth; free markets should come to be seen as contributing both to growth and the ethical regulation of business.

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