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Introduction: On the ethics of debt
Finance and Society
  • William H. Carter, Iowa State University
  • Kate Padgett-Walsh, Iowa State University
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Article
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Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2016
DOI
10.2218/finsoc.v2i1.1660
Abstract
Debt is fundamental to finance and society. Derived from the French finir, ‘finance’ has long been associated with the settling of debts. Today, the financial industry mediates between unprecedented levels of indebtedness among households, businesses, and governments, on the one hand, and record levels of financialised assets, on the other. The ethical questions raised by contemporary practices of borrowing, lending, repayment, and default are thus central to the ethics of finance today.
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This is an article from Finance and Society 2 (2016): 1, doi: 10.2218/finsoc.v2i1.1660. Posted with permission.

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William H. Carter and Kate Padgett-Walsh. "Introduction: On the ethics of debt" Finance and Society Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 1 - 1
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_carter/11/