Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 34, Issue 1, 2024

Ethics in Business

Jean Campbell
Pages 83-93

Currency and Moral Practice—Navigating the Commercial Environment

This article investigates the ethical foundations for both personal and commercial conduct, placing these a) for natural individuals with Kant’s categorical imperative as the standard for verification and b) for entities defined to conduct business with markets that freely determine prices among the participating actors at the moment of exchange. Pervasive digitization of transactions is noted. The concepts of currency and money are defined and examined in practice, drawing on the statements of international and US government agencies, economists as well as investigative reporters.