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What is Morally Right With Insider Trading?

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07/20/2005Tibor R. Machan

Insider trading per se is obtaining information from non-public sources and using it for purposes of enhancing one's financial advantage. Is there anything unethical or morally wrong in this exercise?

References

Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 10 (April 1996), pp.135-142.  Also, Chapter 7 of Tibor R. Machan & James E. Chesher, A Primer on Business Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

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