Rory Sutherland Rory Sutherland

We let programmers run our lives. So how’s their moral code?

When unethical behaviour is embedded in software, as it was at VW, bosses often don’t have a clue

A few years ago, in the week before Christmas when supermarket sales are at their highest, staff at one branch of a leading British chain regularly did the rounds of local competitors’ shops buying up their entire stock of Brussels sprouts.

It was, in its ethically dubious way, an interesting experiment.

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