A Primer on Business Ethics

A Primer on Business Ethics

by Tibor R. Machan, James E. Chesher, James E. Chesher
     
 

Discussing a variety of issues in business ethics, Machan (emeritus, philosophy, Auburn U.) and Chesher (philosophy, Santa Barbara City College) advance a form of ethics that sees the basis of freedom as existing only with the right to private property, views and government regulation of business as a form of tyranny, looks at insider trading as a moral… See more details below

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Discussing a variety of issues in business ethics, Machan (emeritus, philosophy, Auburn U.) and Chesher (philosophy, Santa Barbara City College) advance a form of ethics that sees the basis of freedom as existing only with the right to private property, views and government regulation of business as a form of tyranny, looks at insider trading as a moral responsibility and, in the context of globalization, doesn't think child labor is such a bad thing. In discussing employment ethics, advertising, racial issues, insider trading, business environmentalism, bribes, and globalization, the fundamental assumption seems to be that advancing business interests is the moral right and that the very few things that are unethical should be self-regulated by business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742513884
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction : A Potpourri of Business Ethics Issues1
Ch. 1Business Ethics - True and False37
Ch. 2Capitalism47
Ch. 3Self-Interest, Egoism, and Business59
Ch. 4Employment Ethics73
Ch. 5Advertising and Ethics101
Ch. 6Capitalism and Racial Justice107
Ch. 7Professional Responsibilities of Corporate Managers119
Ch. 8What Is Morally Right with Insider Trading?131
Ch. 9Fundamental Environmentalism141
Ch. 10Bribes and Kickbacks151
Ch. 11Why Globalization Is Good157
Epilogue173
App. AMoral and Political Theories in Brief182
App. B: Case Studies217
Bibliography236
Index244
About the Authors248

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