Can ethics be “unbundled”?

business_ethics_highlights_2When you buy a newspaper, you get the sports section “bundled” with the national news. When you engage a professional, you get a set of ethical commitments bundled with a set of technical skills. Can market participants voluntarily separate ethics from business? In seeking legal advice? Medical advice? Advice on investments? >>>

Can ethics be “unbundled” from business?

… imagine that your doctor has two schedules of fees: a “full price” one for patients who want the doctor to prescribe medicine based purely on what’s in their best interests and a lower-cost “value plan” for those who agree that the doctor can receive money from pharma companies for prescribing their medicines….

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