Do Markets Corrupt Our Morals?

Taken from page 8 of Virgil Storr’s and Ginny Choi’s 2019 book of that name, the following passage serves as a great summary of the book’s thesis [in-text citation removed]:

“The belief that markets often deliver the material goods but rarely deliver the social or the moral goods appears to be mistaken. The evidence suggests that, rather than necessarily destroying social bonds, markets can and often do encourage their development. Furthermore, the evidence also suggest that, rather than making us selfish and corrupt, markets both work better when peopled by virtuous people and encourage virtuous behavior.”

I’ve only recently begun reading it in earnest, but I can already recommend this book, heartily–especially to anyone that finds its claims hard to believe, or who views the market as morally corrupting.