Critique of The Inefficiency of Honesty by Stephen L. Carter
5 pages in length. Stephen L. Carter's "The Inefficiency of Honesty" is a quest to differentiate the meaning of honesty and integrity. To be sure, society has come to equate each one with the other to the point that one can be utilized interchangeably with the other when applying their inherent principles. However, Carter effectively demonstrates how, while both words appear to hold the same significance with regard to meaning, they are quite diverse in their purpose. Indeed, anyone can be honest, as Carter points out, but that honesty does always not have to be accompanied by integrity in order to hold its value. Inasmuch as honesty relates to truth and integrity relates to the issues of what is morally right and wrong, it is clear to see that one has something to do with the other but the two are most assuredly singular entities. The writer offers a critique of Carter's article. No additional sources cited.