I came across an interesting argument today by way of a friend, who sent me a link to an article in Fast Company magazine. I thought I’d share it because it asks an important question: are we ethical for logical reasons, or emotional ones?
The authors come to a surprising conclusion: the gut is more ethical than the brain.
The article (it is in Fast Company, after all) draws an interesting parallel to our current financial woes, and to predatory lending practices and sub-prime mortgages. The suggestion is that lenders and investors knew in their guts they were making unethical choices, while their heads were telling them to keep taking extraordinary risks. Take a read through the article and share your thoughts!