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Do we not care about ethics?


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About DJC

The older I get, the less I know and the more inquisitive I get.

Unfortunately, despite a lifelong search, most of the answers elude me. That said, I love to ask the questions and fuel the debates that will ultimately lead us all to a better understanding of the big issues in life, the universe and everything.

They say that we spend 98% of our lives in our head. I for one would like to use that time as effectively as possible.


Why do we let so many get away with outrageous double standards?

We all know of businesses we believe have behaved unethically – perhaps VW misleading authorities on fuel emissions, or Optus engaging in false advertising, or the Commonwealth Bank behaving badly on super, or Coles screwing suppliers.

Most of us have to deal with businesses that have behaved unethically. We do it by buying a VW, Scoda, Porsche or Audi, using cheaper Optus internet services, using a Commonwealth Bank ATM or buying the crumpets at Coles.

Why this contradiction?

Why do we deal with businesses we view as unethical?

Are we as bad as they are?

Do we not care about ethics?

Are we just lazy?

Do we think it will not make a difference what we do?

Do we think they are all as bad as each other and, if so, what does this say about the world we live in?

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