Bank Bailouts


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Bank Bailouts
Whether the top executives of the major banks that received bailout money should be allowed to receive large bonuses is a question with both utilitarianist and deontological implications. From a utilitarian perspective, the clear answer is that the executives of banks who received bailouts should not receive bonuses. While slightly less clear-cut, a deontological examination of the issue, nevertheless, results in the same answer. Regardless of the perspective from which the question is examined, top executives of banks that received bailout money should not be allowed to receive (and would be acting unethically to accept) large bonuses.
The idea that a bailed-out bank executive is somehow entitled to a large bonus for his or...
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