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Business Ethics for a Post-Madoff World

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/financial_outlook/article/business_ethics_for_a_post-madoff_world_20090729

The Madoff scandal, which involved so many Jews as both perpetrators and victims, inevitably raises deep questions in people’s minds about the relationship between Judaism and business. Let me ask the question that none of us wants to face: Does our tradition and the culture it spawned actually encourage fraud? Are the anti-Semites right about Jews “Jewing” everybody — even fellow Jews?

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