The Moral Problem in Insider Trading

Alan Strudler

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Moral Problem in Insider Trading

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This article identifies the moral wrongness of insider trading. It examines the leading arguments for treating insider trading as morally wrong and suggests that these arguments are unpersuasive because they either rely on dubious empirical premises or assume normative premises that are equivalent to their conclusions. It concludes that it is the unconscientious dealings involved in insider trading that is the most persuasive moral basis for wrongfulness of insider trading.

Keywords: insider trading; moral wrongness; unconscientious dealings; moral basis; normative premises

Article.  10460 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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