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The Morality of Price/Quality and Ethical Consumerism

  • Julian Fink
  • Daniel Schubert
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Abstract

Hussain claims that ethical consumers are subject to democratic requirements of morality, whereas ordinary price/quality consumers are exempt from these requirements. In this paper, we demonstrate that Hussain’s position is incoherent, does not follow from the arguments he offers for it, and entails a number of counterintuitive consequences.

Keywords

Ethical consumerism Price-quality consumerism Democratic ideals Pareto improvements Hussain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.WiesbadenGermany

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