"Living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good we can." - Peter Singer
"Common sense is not so common." - Voltaire
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Monday, January 4, 2016

A Psychological Approach To Understanding Ethics And Martin Shkreli

Tori Utley
Forbes
Originally published December 22, 2015

Here is an excerpt:

Business ethics are more than the class you take in college – they are the underlying values that must be strongly upheld in business dealings to maintain the values of our society. When morally ambiguous situations arise within our own lives or the lives of others, we must ask: How can I learn from this?

Opportunities for deception and dishonesty surround us every day. As professionals, there are choices to make about how we should conduct ourselves in every interaction and every situation we face in the workplace. By allowing ourselves to bend the rules, larger acts of rule-breaking simply become easier.

Truthfully, this article is not about Martin Shkreli or other business moguls who have hit the headlines for fraud allegations. This article is about us.

The entire article is here.
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