Honorable Business with Dr. James Otteson, Wake Forest University
Monday, October 21 at 7:00pm
Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646
Many people are suspicious of business, a fact reflected in the widespread notion that businesses should "give back" to society. But usually when someone asks you to “give back,” it means you did something wrong, maybe even took something, in the first place. Is that the case for business? Is it inherently a morally suspect activity? Or is there a way to conduct business that is not morally dubious? In other words, might there be such a thing as “honorable business?” In this talk, Dr. James Otteson of Wake Forest University, will outline principles of honorable business, distinguish it from dishonorable business, and show how, done correctly, it can be a force for good in the world.
This lecture, hosted by Markets & Morality and co-sponsored by the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career and the Department of Economics and Business, is free and open to the public.