Business Ethics in the News 5/12/2015

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Business Ethics in the News 5/12/2015

Reading the business news every morning as is my habit is a depressing experience. Every single day some business person is doing something illegal, immoral or stupid. And often it is not one or two stories but a half dozen.

Is there is a war between the ethical and unethical in the world of business, the news media tend to give the impression of a strongly successful offensive on the part of the vile and the cruel. The pursuit of the profit motive in the not so distant past often involved providing a service or selling a product. Today, you get a real sense of predatory practice.

For example:

House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after aย similarย GOP effortย failed.

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