Many believe that even if socialism is impractical, it is
nevertheless morally superior to capitalism. But is socialism
morally superior to capitalism?
James R. Otteson is joint professor of philosophy and economics
at Yeshiva University. He received his PhD from the University of
Chicago and has taught previously at Georgetown University and the
University of Alabama. He is author of Adam Smith’s Marketplace of
Life (Cambridge, 2002) and Actual Ethics (Cambridge, 2006), the
latter of which won the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Award. His most
recent book is Adam Smith (Continuum, 2011). He is currently under
contract with Cambridge University Press to write a book
tentatively entitled The End of Socialism.
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