The current global economic crisis has once again raised the prospect that free-enterprise economics is a deeply flawed system unable to support a robust democratic citizenship. In agreement with the argument that robust citizenship necessitates certain economic preconditions, this article offers a defense of the importance of a culture of enterprise for the support of democratic citizenship. Such a relationship presupposes a humane economics grounded on a rich anthropology of the human person and human goods as well as a relationship among this anthropology, enterprise, and the entrepreneur.
Gerson Moreno-Riaño, "Democracy, Humane Economics, and a Culture of Enterprise," Journal of Markets & Morality 13, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 7-27