The Obvious Answer


A human rights worker might say, "It's clearly wrong for a business owner to work with a manufacturer that utilizes child labor. That's immoral and unethical. They obviously shouldn't do that."

The head of a corporation, hired for the sole purpose of increasing company profits* might say, "Working with the manufacturer that uses child labor is by far the lowest-cost option that will make the company the most money. Obviously, we should do that."

How does one's experience affect their perspective? Is morality inherent to being human?


*When I say for the sole purpose of increasing company profits, I mean that's literally it. They view a successful day at work as a day during which margins were raised. They don't think about morality at all. I don't think this outlook is very common in real life.

Julian Tineo