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Working Ethically in Finance by Anthony Johnson

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CHAPTER 11

The Poor

Before leaving the finance sector, we can take one more look at a few areas where it could make a contribution to give justice to the poor. On the one hand, this means holding back from exploiting the weak and to “Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed.”1 On the other, it can mean looking for opportunities to creatively meet the needs of those finding life difficult.

Opposing Oppression

In the first place, we should ensure that we are not contributing to the poverty of others. This happens to the extent that we are extracting rents from them. This can come from gouging of various sorts, but also from the lobbying that creates benefits for the loudest at the expense of the voiceless. ...

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