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Is it ethical to stockpile groceries during the coronavirus crisis? Show more Show less

All around the world we are seeing images of emptied supermarket shelves as people prepare for lockdowns. Is it ethical to ensure you have enough supplies for your family without regards to others? Or is it unethical not to think of other (potentially more disadvantaged) people's needs?

No, it is not ethical to stockpile groceries Show more Show less

It is unethical to only think of yourself during this time. There are people who need the supplies as much as you do and it is just and fair to ensure that there is enough for them as well.
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Creates a sense of panic

The more people stockpile, the more media pays attention to it and hypes it up more. It becomes a full-filling prophecy where the panic buying leads to more panic buying.
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