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Norman Gillespie: Norman Gillespie: The Business of Ethics The Business of Ethics
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This paper disputes Albert This paper disputes Albert Carr’s arguments (which are): Carr’s arguments (which are): Business, like poker, is a form of competition. In this competition, the rules are different than they are in ordinary social dealings. Anyone who abides by ordinary moral standards instead of the rules of business places himself at a decided disadvantage. It is not unethical or immoral to abide by the current rules of business. (These rules are determined in part by what is generally done in business and in part by legal statutes governing business activities.
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Business as a Game. Business as a Game. The obvious fallacy in the “business-as-a-game” idea is that, unlike poker, business is not a game. People’s lives, their wellbeing, their plans and their futures often depend upon business and the way it is conducted. . . . They have the right not to be mislead. . . . Similarly, elected officials have the duty to legislate and act for the good of their country (or state). It can hardly be right for business executives to frustrate them in the performance of that duty by providing them with evasive answers or by concealing relevant facts.
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2009 for the course DRXL 100 taught by Professor All during the Spring '09 term at Drexel.

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