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We invited a variety of conscious business leaders that will spark your drive to use capitalism as a force for good. CC2018 includes high potency keynotes, learning with and from the community with visits to exemplary local businesses, multiple tracks of hands on learning, offsite academies and rich opportunities to connect with peers and the Dallas community.
This May, join Acton scholars in New Orleans for a deep dive into the economic system that has defined the American experiment. Conference attendees will explore the moral foundation of free markets and learn how to address the critiques and common misperceptions of our market economy.
Theme: NORMS AND NORMATIVITY. Collective life is structured by norms. They constitute one of the first objects of study for both economics and philosophy, and more broadly for the social sciences.
"The “Doux Commerce” thesis states that the capitalist spirit and the drive to efficiency and profit will eventually contribute to peace, justice and morality. This is valid if competitors perceive markets as contributing to mutual benefit. At the same time, rather recent phenomena tend to change market conditions. Business ethics needs to reflect these developments in the economy as well as their consequences for businesses, societies and individuals.
Topic of the Conference Is the cooperative a better firm structure? Is it more likely to fulfill the role of an enterprise in the market given its specific structure of ownership, modes of governance and organizational values? Is it more likely to meet the requirements of justice, such as protecting liberty, equality or efficiency in society? These questions have been neglected in a least two important ways. Firstly, the mainstream view among governance and management scholars is that the corporation,…