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Economic Ethics - Part II
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Part of Economic Ethics:

Part I

Part II

The ethics of economics is part of social ethics, dealing with the law and order of economics according to moral principles. Ethics and economics are in themselves independent realms with laws of their own in each case. But in any given culture the two orders are closely inter-connected. Economic thinking, the style of an economy, will be the reflection of a given culture and style of life. Hence natural law among Christians is applied in economics mostly in the f…

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Max Pietsch, “Economic Ethics - Part II”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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