People have been convinced that the strict implementation of moral rules does not always lead to success in life, although morality continues to insist on strict compliance with its requirements.We can explain this phenomenon only in one way: only in the scale of the whole society, the total execution of a moral prescription acquires its full meaning and meets certain social needs. The problem of the relationship between morality and law is traditional for those specialties in which the subject of labor is a person.
Significant changes in morality take place in capitalist society, especially at the present stage of its development.
If in pre-capitalist societies morality and religion played the most important role in human behavior, capitalism with its market relations, the thirst for profit and wealth is characterized by a moral fall. Unrestrained striving for profit turns into greed and leads to the deformation of human relations, the goals of man in a capitalist society.
Their appearance and existence are dictated by the objective necessity of collective life.
Moral acts in the society as a set of three structural elements: moral activity, moral relations, and moral consciousness.
This situation leads to a break in the links between people, leads to isolation and individualism, immorality and crime, to deepening the split between the rich and the poor in different countries.
Martin Wolf writes: “The liberal market economy is morally imperfect, not least because it reflects the tastes, desires, and motivations of imperfect human beings” (p.50).
If we put some money into the development of science and art, over time we could expect tangible results. Morality is comprehensive and elusive at the same time.
Moral requirements and assessments permeate all spheres of human life and activity.
The law directly deals with the regulation of relations of morality (trust, love, equality, dignity, freedom, power, responsibility, status, etc.).
However, it can not be viewed as a reflection and embodiment of the moral standards of society.