‘Placing a Stumbling Block Before the Blind Person’: An In-Depth Analysis

10 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2013

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: August 16, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H., ‘Placing a Stumbling Block Before the Blind Person’: An In-Depth Analysis (August 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2311478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2311478

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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