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Oxfam has shown that in 2017, eight men (!) own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity which consists of 3.6 billion other people. How is this related to a capitalist economic system? Is such inequality inherent to capitalism? If yes, why has no revolution taken place so far? Why do we accept such circumstances? What can we change, and how?
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,…
We are planning our THIRD stand-alone PPE Society Meeting for March 28 – March 30, 2019 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Please submit your proposals by August 15, 2018.