"Just" Markets from the Perspective of Catholic Social Teaching

Journal of Business Ethics 89 (1):29 - 38 (2009)
Abstract
The "justice of markets" is intricately connected to the treatment of the poor and the disadvantaged in market economies. The increased interest of multinational corporations in low-income market segments affords, on one hand, the opportunity for a more inclusive capitalism, and on the other, the threat of greater exploitation of poor and disadvantaged consumers. This article traces the contributions of Catholic Social Teaching and its basic principles toward providing insight into what constitutes "justice" in such "marketing to the impoverished" situations
Keywords Catholic Social Teaching  economic development  impoverished market segments  inclusive capitalism  justice in the marketplace  marketing and society
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