Legal Studies and Business Ethics Papers

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

2009

Publication Source

The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Start Page

388

Last Page

407

DOI

10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195307955.003.0014

Abstract

This article identifies the moral wrongness of insider trading. It examines the leading arguments for treating insider trading as morally wrong and suggests that these arguments are unpersuasive because they either rely on dubious empirical premises or assume normative premises that are equivalent to their conclusions. It concludes that it is the unconscientious dealings involved in insider trading that is the most persuasive moral basis for wrongfulness of insider trading.

Copyright/Permission Statement

p. 388-407, The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, edited by George G. Brenkert. 2009, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press: http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195307955.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780195307955

Keywords

insider trading, moral wrongness, unconscientious dealings, moral basis, normative premises

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Date Posted: 20 June 2018