An Ethical Look at Insider Trading

34 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

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Date Written: April 2, 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the objections that have been raised with regard to insider trading and applies utilitarian ethics and rights theory to determine when insider trading is ethical and when it is not. It also provides a list for further reading, along with links.

Keywords: insider trading, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, ethics, utilitarian, rights, fairness, victimless crime, Congress, regulation, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, corporate governance

JEL Classification: G14, G3, G34, G38, D63, K22, M4, O16

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W. and Block, Walter E., An Ethical Look at Insider Trading (April 2, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2419738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2419738

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

6363 St. Charles Avenue
Box 15, Miller 321
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States
(504) 864-7944 (Phone)
(504) 864-7970 (Fax)

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