In 2000 the Institute began a series of lecture, endowed by Michael Novak and the John Templeton Foundation, entitled the Templeton Forum on Markets and Morality. The four papers given in the first series, and revised by the authors, are included in this volume.
Brian Griffiths considers the business corporation as a moral community, concluding that 'an independent moral standard is not only something which is good in itself but is also in the interests of shareholders and employees'.
Robert A. Sirico argues that the accomplishments of business directly help to advance social prosperity, health and human welfare. The market is a n