More Liberal Preaching in Randy Cohen's Sunday Magazine 'Ethicist' Column
Randy Cohen often works his liberal opinions into "The Ethicist," his ethics column for the Sunday Magazine. This week's lesson? Don't work for evil tobacco companies.
Responding to a "celebrity spokesperson" for a company who learned that "its labor practices...are not so admirable" and wondered if he should quit, Cohen said yes, explaining:
The gravity of the misdeeds is also significant. I believe, for example, nobody may honorably work for a tobacco company, the maker of a toxic product that, used as directed, annually kills 400,000 Americans. How grave is too grave? Alas, there is no universal bright line. But your employer seems to have crossed yours.