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    Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    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?

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

    Morality, social justice, and all other similar ideas have no part in the market and they shouldn't.

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

    How one implements and runs a free market is where morality comes in. The freemarket, in itself, has nothing to do directly with morality. However, I think it’s the best general market philosophy for supporting a moral society if regulated. Note, all types markets are regulated; sometimes to benefit a few or to benefit as many as possible. Sorry, I have no way to answer your poll given the options.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    How one implements and runs a free market is where morality comes in. The freemarket, in itself, has nothing to do directly with morality. However, I think it’s the best general market philosophy for supporting a moral society if regulated. Note, all types markets are regulated; sometimes to benefit a few or to benefit as many as possible. Sorry, I have no way to answer your poll given the options.
    I agree, that is a problem with my question. I was unable to come up with a way to make the question more specific, so this was the best I could come up with. But I think that is ok, because often if you leave things undefined, the answers become more interesting.

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

    Markets have results.
    It's up to individual interpretation, on whether or not, they are moral.
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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    Moral? HA! Nope.
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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Markets have results.
    It's up to individual interpretation, on whether or not, they are moral.
    Unfortunately, this is true. Morality is subjective, and the market often works in favor of the greedy. Whether or not that is immoral is up to individual interpretation.
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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?
    Never absolutely, and the degree depends on socio-cultural conditions.

    Morality, social justice, and all other similar ideas have no part in the market and they shouldn't.
    I have a hard time believing morality and justice have no bearing on the management of society's resources.
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    Re: Do the results of the market have a moral quality?

    Market types and morality types interact with each other, but are independent features of a culture. Both develop recursively over time. But again there is no exact one to one relationship. This seems like nit picking, but if you don’t keep them separated in your thinking errors as to causality can be made.

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