Business Ethics Journal Review 1 (5):28-36 (2013)

Dominic Martin
Université du Québec à Montréal
Wayne Norman argues that there should be more similarity or unity between the justifications for markets and the extra-legal norms that apply to market agents. I question two aspects of his claim. First, why does Norman refer to this view as a view about the self-regulation of market agents? Agents could self-regulate with many different norms, not necessarily norms informed by the justifications for markets. Second, asking for more similarity might create problems in terms of the liberty of market agents to pursue other morally relevant objectives. How are we to balance these other relevant objectives and the objectives of markets?
Keywords business ethics  political philosophy  John Rawls  G.A. Cohen  basic structure objection  beyond-compliance obligations  self-regulation
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DOI 10.12747/bejr2013.01.05
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