The Ethics of Capitalism

THE ETHICS OF CAPITALISM

Jesús Huerta de Soto
Professor of Political Economy
King Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain

Introduction

1. The failure of consequentialism

2. The utmost importance of the ethical foundation of freedom

3. On the possibility of building a theory of social ethics

4. Morality and efficiency

5. The essential contribution of Kirzner to the field of Ethics.

6. The social doctrine of the Catholic Church and Kirzner’s contribution

7. Some critical comments to Kirzner’s work

8. Conclusion

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