Deadly Consequences of Emphasizing Profits Over Human Life: How Corporate Greed Has Caused the Death of Millions

Authors

  • Hershey Friedman Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA
  • Clifton Clarke Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35478/jime.2022.3.03

Keywords:

business ethics, opioid epidemic, corporate culture, marketing of sugary beverages, Boeing's 737 Max, climate change, medical devices, menthol cigarettes, marketing of guns

Abstract

This paper demonstrates what happens when uncontrolled greed wins out over human life. The value of a life is infinite, and no cost-benefit analysis can justify purposely selling a product or service that can harm any person. This paper provides several examples demonstrating that millions of people have perished because of corporate malfeasance. Executives were aware that they were risking the life of consumers but prioritized profits over safety.

business ethics, opioid epidemic, marketing of sugary beverages, Boeing's 737 Max, medical devices, climate change, menthol cigarettes, marketing of guns

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2022-11-05

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