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Ethics Crisis Blog: Are we getting more or less ethical?
“None of the above,” said Chris MacDonald, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada) and publisher of The Business Ethics Blog.
“People have been talking about the decline of ethical values for 2500 years. In the time of Plato and Aristotle there were speeches given about the decline in ethics.
These were almost never backed up by fact. It is certainly true that reporting on corporate malfeasance is on the rise and sensitivity to wider range of issues is on the rise. But I have never seen any evidence that things are getting worse in terms of ethics.