Business Ethicsby Norman Barry
This book provides a discussion of the contemporary ethical problems of business in a philosophical context. It analyzes various types of capitalism, in particular the Anglo-American type, which is practiced primarily in the English-speaking world, and is exemplified by the commercial and financial systems of Wall Street and the City of London. This analysis includes an examination of the corporation, the ethics of the stock morket, the morality of takeovers and the problem of business and the environment. It critiques the major refutations of individualistic capitalism and, using examples, it defends Wall Street and the City of London.
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Written for an educated audience, Norman Barry's Business Ethics analyzes the contemporary business ethics scene from a refreshingly pro-business point of view. He calls for a common sense approach to business ethics in dealing with the responsibilities of business, and rightly points out the dangers of over-zealous regulations, stakeholder abuses, and political manipulations of the marketplace. Barry's book is highly recommended for business colleges, and anyone else interested in understanding the contemporary world of business ethics.