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Ethics for the Real World: Creating a Personal Code to Guide Decisions in Work and Life by Bill Birchard, Clinton D. Korver, Ronald A. Howard

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APPENDIX B

Ethical Codes

Three Examples

ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES are the texts of three ethical codes written by three students who followed the advice in this book. The students produced these codes as a part of either Ron Howard’s course at Stanford University or Clint Korver’s course at Grinnell College. We have changed the students’ names to protect their privacy, and we have edited the codes lightly to make them suitable for publication.

These are not “model” or “textbook” codes. They are long and not always eloquent. But publishing the “perfect” code would give a misleading idea about the way codes turn out in real life. What’s important is that the codes allow each person to address personally important issues at a particular moment in ...

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