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I believe that the ethical rules of everyday life should be applied to everything in life The exceptions to this however are the games where rules specifically contradict todays ethical code and are mutually understood and agreed upon by all participants Some feel that business is a game on the basis that games involve a level of deception but their reasoning is inaccurate In addition even when there is a mutual understanding there is an ethical line that can be crossed and a problem arises when an ethical rule is mistaken for a legal rule In the world of business deception occurs and is considered a standard This often leads people to believe that it is permitted and that the ethical rules of everyday life do not apply to the business world but they are mistakenStated that buying Christmas presents causes Christmas to come it would be like saying that deception causes business to be like a game which is valid What would not be valid however is if in the next breath you stated that BECAUSE Christmas is coming you should now go buy Christmas presents which is like saying that because business is a game you should therefore deceive It is a circular argument with a post hoc fallacy Therefore I cannot reason with Carr that business bluffing is ethical on all standards because business is not simply a game I see business as a way to make a living where the opportunity to lie does exist but does not have to be present Carsons second thesis is the followingIt is usually permissible to misstate ones bargaining position or settlement preferences when one has good reason to think that ones negotiating partner is doing the same and it is usually impermissible to misstate ones negotiating position if one does not have good reason to think that the other party is misstating her positionCarson pg 457I do not agree with Carson on
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