Steven F. Goldstone, Chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco (one of four biggest U.S. cigarette manufacturers), said in a magazine interview, "I have no moral view of this business. . . I viewed it as a legal business. You shouldn't be drawing a moral judgment about a business our country says is perfectly legal and is taxed like crazy by it." (Might need to be sourced.) Think about Goldstone's statement in terms of moral awareness.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 23, 2018, 3:56 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/philosophy/ethics-morals/thinking-about-business-in-moral-and-legal-terms-588558
Goldstone is unfortunately correct in terms of legality, but shows a severe lack of understanding of personal morality, of its affects on behavior, and of the logical inconsistencies of his own position.
Firstly, he seems to "bait-and-switch" by taking a question of morality and turning it into a question of ...
The moral and psychological consequences of claiming a business has no ties to morality are touched upon in brief. Almost 200 words.