An exploration of acedia, a capital vice opposed to the theological virtue of charity, in contemporary commercial society is undertaken. Saint Thomas Aquinas’ understanding of acedia is retrieved and the cultural implications of acedia’s deep entrenchment in our lives are drawn out. Business actions brought about by acedia are assessed from an ethical perspective. The study concludes by looking at how charity ought to inform the work people are called to do.
Wishloff, Jim Dr.
"Acedia and the Economy: The Proper Work of Wayfarers,"
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol4/iss1/3