Hicks on Rand and Business Ethics

Long-time Objectivist scholar Stephen Hicks has reprinted his article “Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics” on his web site.
This article was originally published in The Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy. In the article, Dr. Hicks writes:

My purpose in this essay is to defend the egoism that the business world depends upon. Business is about production and trade. Production is a consequence of individuals? taking responsibility for their lives and exercising rational judgment about their needs and how to fulfill them. Trade is a consequence of productive individuals? willingness to interact cooperatively to mutual benefit. These principles ? responsibility, rationality, cooperation ? are core principles in any healthy moral system, and form the core principles of the business world.

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