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The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 1, 2007

Ethics

Donald M. Nolen
Pages 281-284
DOI: 10.5840/wcp2120071305

Business Ethics after Enron
How American Ethicist Lost their Innocence

Applied ethics in the United States has been a story of vacillation between micro-ethical and macro-ethical reforms. The tragedy of Enron has caused another crisis of confidence in how to pursue these reforms. However, the current rush toward macro-ethical critique will succeed only i f it builds on the gains made by the micro-ethical movement. One without the other will be doomed to failure.