Exploiting Ambiguity

Sociologists have shown that the relationships people establish between moral orientations and market practices vary considerably across historical, geographic, and institutional contexts. Less attention has been paid to situational variation in how the same actors moralize different economic goals, especially in their workplace. Guillermina Altomonte discusses an account of situational variation by theorizing the implications of the ambiguity of moral values for economic activity.

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