Moral EconomyUp one level
Longview is working to develop a systematic alternative to the Market Fundamentalism that has dominated the policy agenda in the United States for a generation. We seek to replace Market Fundamentalism by building a Moral Economy that is consistent with our deepest values.
- The Right's Moral Trouble
- Fred Block's Nation article (September 30, 2002) argues that to break the right's dominance, we have to learn to mobilize our own moral language and moral narratives.
- This short essay focuses on a key aspect of moral economy--our society's inadequate arrangements for providing the care and nurturance that we all need.
- A series of articles by Ruth Rosen on the dangers Wal-Mart and other big-box stores pose to the moral economy.
- Reframing the Political Battle: Market Fundamentalism vs. Moral Economy
- Fred Block begins Longview's systematic critique of Market Fundamentalism—the economic doctrine that has dominated the U.S. and global economy since the 1980's. Tying his analysis closely to the current political situation, Block argues that progressives can gain political leverage by focusing their criticisms on the exaggerated reverence for the market that has shaped the current Administration's domestic and foreign agendas. His goal is to show that Market Fundamentalism is both inadequate as an economic theory and morally dangerous. Later articles in this series will analyze the destructive impact of Market Fundamentalism in particular policy areas.
- Fred Block applies the Moral Economy perspective to the debate about Social Security and other retirement programs. He proposes an alternative revenue source that would allow us to protect both present and future generations of retirees from economic hardship and insecurity.
- A Corporation With a Conscience
- In New Labor Forum, Fred Block makes the idea of a Moral Economy more concrete by describing how ethical corporations would differ from today's ethically challenged firms. He also outlines a long-term strategy that could transform existing firms into businesses that are both ethical and efficient.
- One Step Toward a Moral Economy
- With help from Longview Senior Fellow Fred Block, the union of hotel workers has provided a powerful example of how consumers can contribute to a moral economy.
- Moral Economy
- Longview is working to develop a systematic alternative to the Market Fundamentalism that has dominated the policy agenda in the United States for a generation. We seek to replace Market Fundamentalism by building a Moral Economy that is consistent with our deepest values.