The Ethics of Price Gouging

  title={The Ethics of Price Gouging},
  author={Shira Weiss},
  journal={Journal of Religious Ethics},
  • Shira Weiss
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Religious Ethics
  • An analysis of the contemporary moral debate over price gouging can advance multiple readings of the challenging biblical episode which depicts Jacob's purchase of the birthright. Ethical considerations, such as the maximization of welfare, preservation of choice, and promotion of virtue are evaluated and then applied to the biblical text recounting the sale of Esau's birthright. Did Jacob act ethically in his purchase of ravenous Esau's birthright, or did he seize a propitious opportunity to… CONTINUE READING
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