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Permission to Steal: Revealing the Roots of Corporate Scandal--An Address to My Fellow Citizens / Edition 1
     

Permission to Steal: Revealing the Roots of Corporate Scandal--An Address to My Fellow Citizens / Edition 1

by Lisa H. Newton
 

ISBN-10: 1405145390

ISBN-13: 9781405145398

Pub. Date: 11/20/2006

Publisher: Wiley

American culture applauds those who will do anything to make it to the top. The past few decades have seen success redefined in terms of more wealth and power than ever before. The deification of top earners, and an acceptance of life without limits, has helped pave the way for the eventual corruption of the corporate system. Corrupted by greed and driven by

Overview

American culture applauds those who will do anything to make it to the top. The past few decades have seen success redefined in terms of more wealth and power than ever before. The deification of top earners, and an acceptance of life without limits, has helped pave the way for the eventual corruption of the corporate system. Corrupted by greed and driven by self-interest, those who had reached the pinnacle levels of success felt justified to venture beyond integrity, forgoing compassion and scruples, in search of profit. They were above the law – that is, until they were caught.

Permission to Steal begins much-needed reflection upon the disgraces that have taken place right under our noses. This succinct book explores what went wrong in recent corporate disgraces,among them the Enron, Arthur Andersen, and WorldCom scandals, and advocates a universal reassessment of what is considered “good” in corporate America so that we won’t again fall victim to corporate thieves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405145398
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/20/2006
Series:
Blackwell Public Philosophy Series , #23
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: The Stories.

Choosing a Path in the Woods.

1. The World, the Flesh, and the Devil.

A Look in the Mirror is Not Reassuring.

An Ancient Fable Says It All.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation.

The Village.

How Bad Can It Get? The Unspeakable Crimes of the Very Good.

The Human Alone.

2. The Lethal Marriage of Ideology and Opportunity.

The Pendulum Swings Right.

Free Market Liberalism and Village Conservatism.

The Origins of the Moral Human.

Necessary Virtues.

The Collapse of Every Restriction.

The Transformation of the Landscape.

The Pension Betrayal.

The Hood Robin Syndrome.

Permission to Steal.

3. Humility and Hope.

Turning the Elephant.

Picking Up the Pieces.

Learning to Tell the Truth.

Regaining the Duty of Stewardship.

Re-visioning the Republic.

Ending the Crime Wave.

Finding Peace.

A Concluding Note.

Bibliography.

Index

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