Market Opportunities and Ethics - a Fascinating Juxtaposition

Just for the fun of it, take a look at two different articles in today's New York Times.

One is on the growing market in plus-sized clothes for women.  The other is on the expanding debt-relief industry.

Both are market opportunities.  In both cases, companies are looking for - and finding - new ways of making money.

Sure, there are challenges.  But what a difference.

For the fashion industry, it's figuring out how, with the increased costs of materials and the logistics of inventory storage, they can make adequate margins.  They will undoubtedly find a way.

For the debt-relief industry, it's figuring out how to keep one step ahead of the regulators as too many of them take advantage of a suddenly-needy population looking for answers.  They're finding ways, too.

Market opportunities are great things - and you always want to be on the lookout for them.

What you don't want to do - unless you want the sort of suntanned, well-lubricated description given in the latter of the two articles - is trade your ethics for a quick buck.

It's not good business - especially if your trajectory ends up being jail.