Is Shorting Immoral? Muddy Waters’ Carson Block And Columbia’s Joshua Mitts DebateMichelle Jones
Short-selling has become an area of great interest in the financial world, and not just because activists can make for good press. Some, like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, see short-sellers as inherently immoral because they're essentially betting against companies and expecting their stock prices to drop. Musk even called short-sellers "jerks" in late 2017. But there's much more to shorting than that.