View Poll Results: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In other words, success, failure, being rich, being poor, being middle class, enough resources for all, or enough for some. In general, are the results of the free market moral?
    ultimately we are compensated based on how well we serve others. I would say that trends towards moral net results.

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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In other words, success, failure, being rich, being poor, being middle class, enough resources for all, or enough for some. In general, are the results of the free market moral?
    Do they have to be?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ultimately we are compensated based on how well we serve others. I would say that trends towards moral net results.
    I think manipulation is a stronger influence in contemporary capitalism than service.

    My father was just commenting on how quality standards in the service industry have plummeted since he was young, because public reliance on those services is compelling enough that providers have very little incentive to strain themselves or their wallets providing a positive experience, as opposed to a necessary one.

    There was a time in the United States where providing a good product or service in-and-of-itself was as important in value to a producer/service provider as making a profit, because the two were seen as one in the same; the one who provided a better service always and ought to win. The contemporary global/telecommuting financial apparatus does not share that old value.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-08-11 at 05:07 PM.
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