Law is a public institution for the translation of moral representations into clearly articulated, unambiguous rules of social behavior and the imposition of punishment for their violation.
“Because every law springs from a system of values and beliefs, every law is an instance of legislating Morality” (Bauman).
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).
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.For example, in pursuit of profit, transnational corporations in poor countries restrain modernization, do not keep to safety regulations, use child labor, ignore the social problems of countries where they make a profit.The main thing for entrepreneurs is getting wealth and success in competition.In its various forms, it fixes ways of solving certain vital problems.The correlation between law and morality is obvious.Moral consciousness has some stereotype of human behavior, which is recognized by the society as the best at this moment in history.The existence of morality can be interpreted as public recognition of the fact that the life and interests of the individual are guaranteed only if solid unity of society as a whole is provided.Socio-natural reality is the beginning of human behavior.But there is another reality – morality, moral necessity.In their daily affairs, modern people deal with the variety of different essential and not essential problems. However, sometimes there is a great necessity to stop and think properly.In circumstances under pressure, there is no time to think properly as his conscious tells. This paper will argue on the concept that human behavior in modern society is influenced more by law than by moral values.