The job of the economists is to teach students the principles of economics, most notably an understanding of spontaneous order and the role of the price system in generating that order within the market.
Critics of the market worry that as it expands the communal sphere declines. They also worry that the market encourages vice and has little or no scope for virtue. As I argue, however, the critics fail to realize that the market is a social space where commercial as well as social bonds are formed and nurtured. That it is also a moral space where virtues are learned and developed.