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Instructor: Nevin Johnson. This course meets TR 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in PE 3018.

This course will examine a variety of ethical issues related to the conduct of business from the perspectives of the consumer, the corporation, and “the system.” Likely issues to be discussed will include:

  •  whether businesses have duties to do things other than maximize their own profit, consistent with the law
  • issues related to executive compensation (are there moral limits to how much CEOs should be paid?)
  • whether consumers have ethical duties when it comes to their consumption behavior
  • whether there are moral limits to markets (i.e., whether “some things should not be for sale”)
  • other ethical issues that arise in the context of globalization.


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