That there exist intersections between economics and ethics cannot be passed over in silence. They are usually discussed under the heading of ‘economics and ethics’, ‘normative economics’ or ‘welfare economics’. Recently there is even something going on named “the revival of economics as a moral science” (Peil & Van Staveren 2009: xvi). It refers to the initial rise of classical economics as a branch of moral philosophy, the marginalization of the ethical dimension in neoclassical economics and nowadays a renewed interest in the relationship between economics and ethics. Others have used related slogans like “the revival of political economy” (Bowles & Gintis 1993) and “the collapse of the fact/value dichotomy” (Putnam 2002, 2003) in economics. In my opinion these ideas give rise to the rejection of a narrow value-neutral and positivist conception of economic science in which economics and ethics have nothing to do with each other. Recently various authors have indeed stressed the importance of ethics for the economic science. Daniel Hausman and Michael McPherson (2006) for example argue that moral philosophy can enrich economic theory and to some extend is already implicitly part of it. Economists should therefore take ethics seriously. Amartya Sen (1987), in turn, emphasizes that economists should pay greater attention to ethical considerations that shape and affect economic behaviour.