they are causing harms to many people. Immoral actions must be put to an end and a stronger sense of morality should be placed on businesses. To effect these changes, some policies may need to be changed. If businesses are able to act legally but also immorally, then the laws must be changed to make an immoral action illegal. Exploiting smaller businesses and personal individuals is always an immoral action, however, in the legal system, big business are able to do exactly that without consequences. The intentions of businesses also matter; if a business’s intention is to do harm, then that action is immoral. Some business are actively fulfilling their duty to our society with green initiatives and other actions to help individuals, however, most businesses are strictly about their profits and do not care about the consequences of their actions. The consequences that come about are not what make the action immoral, but if the business is not fulfilling its duty then it is immoral. It is not right to blame only some individuals of a company like the CEO, but instead the entire corporation as a whole is at fault for its immoral actions. The precedence that immoral actions in a business are okay might make for a great strategy for profits; however, it may tear apart another business or individual unintentionally. These actions are never okay and business that act immorally must change their policies within their business to abide by a better moral code.
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