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In 2000, the Institute begun a chain of lectures, endowed through Michael Novak and the loo Templeton beginning, entitled the Templeton discussion board on Markets and Morality. The 4 papers given within the first sequence, and revised through the authors, are incorporated during this quantity. Brian Griffiths considers the enterprise company as an ethical group, concluding that 'an self sustaining ethical usual is not just anything that is reliable in itself yet is additionally within the pursuits of shareholders and employees'. Robert A. Sirico argues that the accomplishments of commercial without delay aid to develop social prosperity, well-being and human welfare. Norman Barry contends that the marketplace method is 'morally self-sufficient...and develops its personal codes of conduct'. moral behavior calls for businesses just to persist with ideas and conventions which make for long-run good fortune. Frank box discusses the supply of a minimal source of revenue in retirement which, in his view, can't be accomplished through markets by myself.

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The purpose and justification of technology are that it serves the human community. But if human cloning goes forward it means that the human community may no longer beget our offspring, but make them, and what we make or create is 9 Edmund Opitz, Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies, Foundation for Eco nomic Education, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, 1992, p. 80. 51 capi tali sm , mo ra l i ty and markets ours, thus debasing the dignity of human life and the concept of the inviolability of human rights and dignity.

The reason it does not receive due credit is because in the minds of many people the corporation is identified with the maximising of profit or shareholder value, which is perceived to result in monopoly, cartels and high prices, fat cat compensation for executives, financial scandals and the taking of risks with the environment, all of which are rightly condemned as being against the public interest. This is a complex subject which cannot be dealt with at length here, but the following points are significant.

For example, under socialism children are seen by the government as they are in fact: a drain on social resources. As Ludwig von Mises wrote, ‘without coercive regulation of the growth of population, a socialist community is inconceivable . . ’4 4 44 Ludwig von Mises, Socialism, Liberty Classics, Indianapolis, 1989, p. 175. t h e c u lt u r e o f v i rt u e , t h e c u lt u r e o f t h e m a r k e t And he is right: every socialist experiment has led to forced abortion, euthanasia and limits on family size.

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