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A Primer on Business Ethics

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A Primer on Business Ethics

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

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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)

About the Author

Tibor R. Machan is professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University and currently Distinguished Fellow and Freedom Communications Professor of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at Chapman University. James E. Chesher is assistant professor of philosophy at Santa Barbara City College.

Table of Contents

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

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