“Be it resolved that markets cannot function without a basis in shared religious belief.”

January 11, 2011 - Peter Stockland

A note from C2C’s editorial board chair:

Canada’s Journal of Ideas, C2C Journal, asked two of Canada’s leading thinkers to consider the question of whether capitalism needs an outside morality to survive. So we asked Michael Walker, the founder of the Fraser Institute and now head of the Free Market Foundation, and Peter Stockland, president of the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal and a longtime journalist, including as editorial page editor of the Calgary Herald and editor of Reader’s Digest, to debate this question: “Be it resolved that markets cannot function without a basis in shared religious belief.” Peter Stockland goes first; check back soon for Michael Walker’s column.

-Mark Milke, editorial board chair, C2C Journal.ca, Canada’s Journal of Ideas

Read the debate here.

Posted in Markets, Politics.

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Originally Published

date: January 11, 2011
publisher: C2C Journal