Ambition: Vice or virtue?

March 15, 2012

The Protestant work ethic is one of our most important shared cultural values.

And on the day that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reports for prison, I’m inspired to think about the other side of that coin: ambition. Both practically and morally, ambition is a two-sided street:

Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly,and the author of several books, including My Job, My Self and Seeking the Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher.