engine for world economies to succeed and grow.
Because education is a critical component of economic freedom and democracy, my wife Mary and I believe that business ethics and the building blocks of a corporate socially responsible business can be taught. Approximately one year before Enron and the public disclosure that corporations in the U.S. and elsewhere had tipped the balance of wealth creation away from more noble possibilities and towards a corrupt, more brutish behavior, we established a chair in ethics at Southern New Hampshire University. Its mission is to promote and enhance awareness of ethics at the university and in the community at large. The core value that we chose to incorporate into the program was that of the Classics. We placed special emphasis upon the works of ancient Greek writers and intellectuals whose teachings have shaped the history of Western civilization from antiquity to the present. Business students, like the students of humanities who have studied Classical masterpieces, can benefit from understanding the universal questions raised by the Ancient Greeks. The Classics can serve business students well, just as they have been serving students of other disciplines for centuries. We in the business community can look to Greece and its rich ancient history to assist and guide us in bringing moral teachings to the business arena. At SNHU ethics is not just an individual course, but a mental discipline woven into the fiber of every course and the life of the entire university.
So, now that we have touched upon our four components—corporate social responsibility, business ethics, economic freedom, and education—let’s return again to our original question, “Is moral capitalism possible within the context of a CSR company?” The answer, as I have attempte9faxj