Can businesses be ethical and profitable?
I’m against the view that businesses can be ethical and profitable.
I have two reasons to support my opinion.
First, mass media companies make a lot of money by doing various things that are unethical. They often sensationalize news stories in order to increase the number of viewers or readers. For example, many mass media companies exaggerated the side effects of the vaccine for COVID-19. Some of them even said, “This is so harmful because it damages genetic information.”. This kind of reports often mislead people into wrong direction.
Second, some manufactures often do horrible things just to make profits. For example, one of the largest automobile companies in Japan didn’t report the details about serious accidents caused by company’s mistakes to the government properly. Also, the company fabricated the data regarding safety standards. As a result of them, in 2002, one of the tires of a truck suddenly came off, and 3 people were killed and injured.
Considering these two examples, I don’t believe that businesses can be both ethical and profitable. (173 words)