Why do unethical businesses often succeed? How can “ethical” leadership stand on a moral high ground while not being able to reward their employees to the degree that “unethical” businesses can?

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because capitalism is predicated on the exploitation of labor to exact surplus value from workers

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“He who was previously the money owner now strides out in front as a capitalist; the possessor of labor-power follows as his worker. The one smirks self-importantly and is intent on business; the other is timid and holds back, like someone who has brought his own hide to market and has nothing else to expect but a tanning”

^^this

I think that unethical companies fail, or perform below peers, over the long run -- study after study shows that ethical companies outperform the market and their peers. Now, for a time, unethical companies may appear to be successful because they are very short term focused, but it's a house of cards -- and when it falls, everyone who worked at those companies gets punished.

Start with Theranos. Look at Wework.

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Because gov isn’t doing its job of regulating. When unethical gov are in cahoots with unethical business, they both succeed.

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