‘Placing a Stumbling Block Before the Blind Person’: An In-Depth Analysis
10 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 16, 2013
The biblical prohibition against “placing a stumbling block before a blind person” mentioned in Leviticus (19:14) is interpreted metaphorically with “blind” representing any person or group that is unaware, unsuspecting, ignorant, or morally blind. Individuals are prohibited from taking advantage of them in any way or tempting them to do wrong. Modern applications from advertising to auditing to investments are provided.
Keywords: business ethics, placing a stumbling block before the blind, bait and switch, Great Recession of 2008
JEL Classification: A22, A23, G18, G21, G28, M14, Q28, Q20, Q38, D81, M19
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