The difference between government ( 1 ) and business is in the absence of force. One of the few U.S. colleges to offer an online business degree program focused on a combination of ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility, New England College of Business designed the Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC) degree program to prepare managers to meet new leadership challenges.
Instead of deciding together how we want to ameliorate social ills affecting our fellow community members, we leave it up to private organizations to decide what to do. Instead of sharpening our skills of democracy through deliberation, and reaffirming social bonds through mutual aid, we allow our skills and bonds to atrophy through disuse.
She may decide that the right course of action is to not do business in the country at all, and if she is invested in the country, to divest from it. The issue of divestment received substantial attention in the 1980s and 1990s as MNCs were deciding whether or not to divest from South Africa under its Apartheid regime.
In situations where a third party attempts to manipulate or deceive an individual into harming himself for their benefit, ethics is applied to …