“Moral hypocrisy is when one’s evaluations of their own moral transgressions differ substantially from their evaluations of the same transgressions committed my others.” Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman
Is this a case of don’t do as I do, but do as I say? I love the concept of moral hypocrisy, and yet too bad it is so prevalent. Why is it that one doesn’t recognize this type of attitude? It can’t be ignorance. Is it a conscious choice or an unintentional lapse of judgment?
Is it a case of one’s actions preceding a thoughtful consideration of consequences or is this a premeditated choice?
Underlying all these questions, is a more serious issue .The issue, for me, is the attitude of leaders that business is a game and therefore ethics and morality have no significant place or role in the game. It seems that as long that there is significantly more money coming in, than there is going out, all can be made well. For example, I wonder how, many billions, certain prominent banks have made ,that billions can be paid out in fines without any one being held accountable for the behaviors that caused these fines? What if branch managers of this bank caused serious legal issues, would they still work there?
So does this “game” need to be changed or the ones are the ones who are playing it? This is the moral question!