The Ethical Foundations of Economics

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360 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780878403653 (0878403655)

March 1993
LC: 92-41288



The Ethical Foundations of Economics
John J. Piderit, SJ

Piderit explores the failures of mainstream economics and proposes an alternative grounded in natural law. His assessment is grounded in the Christian higher law tradition which assumes that objective standards known to human reason should govern society and individuals.

This book demonstrates both the reasonableness of a distinguished ethical tradition and its capacity to address a wide range of ethical issues, economic as well as personal and social. Piderit emphasizes that natural law theory underlies the U.S. Constitution and informs Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish worship today.