Ethical and Moral Issues in Business

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The difference between ethics and morals can seem vagarious to many, but there is a basic, although subtle, discord. Morals define personal character, whereas ethics stress a social system that exercises morals. Although a person's moral code is usually unchanging, the ethics he or she practices can be other-dependent. When considering the difference between ethics and morals, it may be helpful to consider a criminal defense attorney. Legal ethics must override personal morals for the greater good of upholding a justice system where a defendant will receive a fair trial and the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Professional ethics is probably more specific because its practices help people become more excellent human beings with respect for people and situations in their working lives. For example, accurate financial disclosure is a type of honesty.

Ethical and Moral Issues in Business
The difference between ethics and morals can seem somewhat arbitrary to many, but there is a basic, although subtle, difference. Morals define personal character, whereas ethics stress a social system that exercises morals. In other words, ethics point to standards or codes of behavior expected by the assembly to which the person belongs. This could be national ethics, social ethics, company ethics, professional ethics, or even family ethics. Although a person's moral code is usually unchanging, the ethics he or she practices can be other-dependent. When considering the discord between ethics and morals, it may be helpful to consider a criminal defense attorney. Although the attorney's personal moral code likely finds murder immoral and reprehensible, ethics demands that an accused client receive the best defense as vigorously as possible, even when the attorney knows the party is guilty, even at the expense of setting him free possibly to murder again. Legal ethics must supersede personal morals for...
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