Clean hands and failing states
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Dilemma: It is ethically just to invest in failing states, because raising prosperity contributes to stability. However, it is also ethically just if companies stay out of these countries. But in neither situation does a company keep its hands clean. When investing, a repressive regime benefits from joint ventures and tax levy. But divesting largely hits the poor population, while the leaders are not personally affected.