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What conduct is illegal but unethical, unethical but not illegal ?
Mar 10, 2017 1:42 AM
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I think you meant to ask:

What conduct is illegal but ethical, unethical but not illegal ?

March 10, 2017

"Legal" means in according to the actual laws of the country. "Ethical" means according to standards of right and wrong that have some basis other than the law.

Only a lawyer or an ethicist can say for sure. However, I would suggest this.

In forty-five states of the fifty United States, it is illegal for a doctor to assist a patient to commit suicide. In those states, a doctor who helped a patient commit suicide might be acting ethically, but illegally.

In the United States, under current law, most stockbrokers and financial advisors are legally allowed to recommend mutual fund A to a client, even if there is every reason to think mutual fund B is better for that client. That's legal, but in my opinion it's unethical, because it is lying, and lying is unethical.

March 10, 2017