moralization :

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  • n  indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
  • n  the act of making moral (or more moral)
    for years she worked toward the moralization of English literature

  • Sarkozy set high expectations for the summit by calling for the "moralization of financial markets" and a wider push to "re-found the capitalist system.
  • The discussion ranged, they said, from Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Darfur, and issues like global warning to what Sarkozy called the "moralization of capitalism's financial markets.
  • Sarkozy has gone so far as to call for the "moralization of finance markets" and "re-foundation of capitalism".

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Earthtimes (press release)
    We must work, not for the destruction of capitalism - which would be a catastrophe - but for its moralization,Sarkozy said at the opening of the symposium New World, New Capitalism, which he established as a response to the economic crisis.
  • Segolene Royal in International Herald Tribune
    Socialist hopeful Segolene Royal said she was scandalized by the €8.56 million (US$11.49 million) severance package, while centrist Francois Bayrou pledged to introduce a "law of economic moralization."
  • Gertrude Himmelfarb in PEJ News
    ...wife, the brilliant historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, wrote regularly about the importance of morality in society, culture and the economy, a topic she covered in her standout book, "The De-Moralization of Society."

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