Capitalist ethics

The market often gets a bad knock for being ethically neutral – or worse. Then one reads how chicken producers like Perdue and Tyson have dropped the use of antibiotics because of market pressures. The newspaper showed a picture of chickens strutting free – because one can’t prevent infection among closely caged birds. No sermons were preached; no calls to love one’s neighbor were made. Instead, the market exercised its force and these companies fell into ethical line.

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