Importance Of Business Ethics In Publishing

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Business Ethics in Publishing
Morality and ethics are often used to describe a person who knows the difference between right and wrong. Culture and environment also play a major role in how a person will deal with ethical dilemmas in his or her life. When a person talks about what ethics means to in his or her life, he or she will use his or her morals to describe their ethics. Most will cite either religious or personal values that they are taught as children because that is when people learn the morals that will shape who they become as adults. Basic morals include not to lie, cheat, or steal. Many will say that killing other humans is wrong. Some say that child abuse is also morally wrong as well. But as a society, are also taught that
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These principles were necessary to recover from the recession. In order to be ethical in our personal and business lives, we need to be able to live with the decisions that we make, not only as managers but as human beings as well. There needs to be more set boundaries in organizations that praise behavior that is ethical and disciplines those who lie or cheat to stay ahead in the business world. Training and enforcing of these principles will help, but we also need to look at the start of our personal ethics from the beginning and enforce and incorporate those as well. Teaching children what is right and wrong in life will help to make better citizens in the world and by reinforcing those behaviors in the business world. We can make more ethical adults by taking some of our basic morals, such as not stealing and lying, which can have a positive impact in the business world. More people should consider turning people in when they catch a person lying, cheating, or stealing in the workforce. Whistleblowers, such as those that stand up against the top corporate people, need to not only be protected but seen as heroes. There are far too many negative consequences given to people that stand up against morally bankrupt corporations. This unjust treatment allows the top corporate people to turn against …show more content…
Art Caplan from the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in New York City, who made a qualified statement after the killings in Santa Barbara, “My answer is yes, if we can justify doing it by showing that it may be a deterrent, that it may stop others from doing terrible things. Yes, if we can show that it has value in saving lives or preserving lives -- that is, by identifying other people who might be at risk.But not their names”(Caplan) This doctor feels that it is an ethical question that needs to be answered and that there are medical issues that can be learned by not only reading this man’s manifesto but also what he was thinking at the time. The New York legislation wanted to make sure that the Son of Sam did not profit from his deeds and to react this legislation they thought they were helping the victims and their families. The Son of Sam law is now being questioned again. This time in California. Frank Sinatra, Jr is saying he is entitled to a share of the profits from Barry Keenan’s story. Keenan who received $240,000 in ransom from the elder Sinatra and served his sentence is stating that Sinatra, Jr is not entitled to receive any monies from the book or movie rights because the crime was committed over forty years ago and it is against his first Amendment rights. The decision is expected in the coming

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