Saturday, May 5, 2007

Business School Prof Says Business Destroys the Soul

Dr. Pritam Singh, a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Oxford Brooks University School of Business, must think of himself as a missionary among heathens.

Either that, or he is a hypocrite.

In a letter to the The Financial Times of London on 27 April 2007, under the title "Commodification of Life is What Robs Capitalism of its Soul," Dr. Singh wrote:

"The growing body of academic literature on the crying need for business ethics is a manifestation of the essentially unethical and soul-destroying nature of modern businesses..."

How long will his students stay in business if they believe they are acting unethically and destroying souls? How successful does he expect them to be, burdened with the belief that business is a crime?

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