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Morals in Trade and Commerce

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,933 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.8
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 1,722
Added to site: 2009.07.01
mnybks.net#: 24586
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Essays, Business
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is that any stigma of dishonesty should be placed upon a particular form of doing business that is exactly like other forms of doing business, with the addition of a legal registration. As I have already said, there are some corporations that break laws, or rather certain individuals who are parts of corporations and who break laws, just as there is a certain small proportion of law-breakers in every section of every community. But that fact carries with it no reflection upon corporations as such, and when our sensational publications and politicians use the word "corporation" as though it were an alternative term for brigand or pirate they are simply assuming a public ignorance that may exist outside, but that certainly ought not to be found within a university. They are taking advantage of a nearly universal disposition to believe one's self injured and are appealing not only to ignorance, but to a low form of cupidity and of mob greed. They would have no success in their crusade against corporations as su

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