Originality/value of paper
The chapter is original in its attempt to defend the underlying morality of Smith’s market without recourse to his other works, such as the Theory of Moral Sentiments. It also links an understanding of market egalitarianism with a broader moral framework of market activity. Furthermore, it offers a clarification of why economic self-interest, and not altruism, is the appropriate motivation for market activity.
I would like to thank two anonymous referees for their thoughts and efforts to critique and improve the manuscript. Remaining shortcomings are my responsibility.
Spong, H. (2013), "When Self-Interest Trumps Prejudice: Adam Smith’s Market as a Moral Exemplar", Moral Saints and Moral Exemplars (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 5-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-2096(2013)0000010005Download as .RIS
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