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Which of these statements apply to you?
Some people are just evil (like a whole nation was under Hitler), but I am exceptional so you have nothing to worry about from me.
I have at least one person I love dearly who would be ashamed of me if I ever did anything wrong.
If I am a shareholder in a company then I have responsibility to make sure the company does not become evil and selling my shares to someone who doesn't care isn't good enough.
I do not work in finance.
I become angry when people ask me to reflect on whether I am being moral or ethical because - frankly - they force me to think about things I'd rather not think about.
I work in finance.
I am capable of being evil under certain circumstances.
I am confident that if I were asked to do something illegal, immoral, or unethical then I would quit before I would do it.
I appreciate it when people show me when I'm doing something immoral, illegal, or unethical just as good programmers appreciate it when someone debugs their code and good writers appreciates an editor who points out errors.
Markets are fair as long as there is a level playing field.
There isn't a problem if expertise and hard work are rewarded, so there is no problem if big guys have an edge over little guys as long as they got big legitimately.
If it is illegal then you shouldn't do it otherwise it is OK.
If I am a shareholder in a corporation when malfeasance by my management causes a drop in share price then it makes perfect sense that I sell my shares and then sue the new owners so I can be made whole for a loss that occurred when I was an owner.
In the past I have done something illegal, immoral, or unethical on the job.
All is fair in love, war, and finance because if you hold yourself to a higher standard than then you'll just lose to the competition.
Personal and business ethics are totally different things and business people should leave their personal opinions at home.
As long as I do my job well it isn't my business what the whole company does.
I have my doubts about whether what my employer is doing is entirely legal, moral, and ethical - but I don't care because it isn't my job to care.
I become angry when people ask me to reflect on whether I am being moral or ethical - who do they think they are insulting me like that?
It isn't a level playing field if big guys have a significant edge over little guys.
Posted 4 years.
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