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The Ethicist: Inflating Food Costs

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times Magazine ethicist Randy Cohen and "Vic" in Washington state about Vic's ethical dilemma. Vic is a food wholesaler whose customers, the distributors, want him to submit inflated invoices and kick back the difference to them. This drives up the prices consumers pay.

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Randy Cohen
Randy Cohen was born in Charleston, S.C., and raised in Reading, Pa. He attended graduate school at the California Institute of the Arts as a music major studying composition.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.

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