Re: [OPE-L] honesty

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Tue Oct 31 2006 - 14:04:58 EST

I would say markets might promote honesty insofar as they require  some basic
trust, but also dishonesty, insofar as people swindle.

why do we never trust to adverts?

But I still think that proves my
basic thesis about it, i.e. that  markets do not contain any specific
morality of their own, except what is  necessary to settle transactions.

what morality is necessary to settle transactions?

Economic growth and unemployment levels seem to have a lot to do with  it -
in a
society where everybody can make gains, crime is reduced; it seems  that, the
more the gains of some are made at the expense of others, the more  crime

Engels says that in markets there will always some losers and gainers. What
is then social framework where everybody can make gais? What do you mean by

Now what is "the truth", what is honesty?

Yes, what is truth? What is honesty? Is not truth essentially an
non-utilitarian concept? What about its relation to impartiality?


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