What is the relationship between law and ethics?
“Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own.”
—John Mackey, chairman and CEO of Whole Foods
Mackey, J. (2005, September 28). Rethinking the social responsibility of business [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Relate the quote above to the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Explain why you agree or disagree with the quotation. Consider the following questions: What is the relationship between law and ethics? Can all business behavior be legislated? If so, should it be? What issues of economic justice were implicated in the Enron situation? What was the role of possible legal punishment? Was this punishment effective? Analyze the personal ethics of Enron’s leaders.
Your posting should be approximately 250 to 500 words long (two to five typical paragraphs).