week 2 discussion 1

Yahoo CEO Bans Telecommuting” Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine you are the CEO of Yahoo!, and outline the relevant obligations, ideals, and effects that you believe should be taken into consideration before developing a company policy regarding employees working remotely. Examine the ways in which the obligations, ideals, and effects that you have outlined might conflict with one another, and propose how you would resolve those conflicts.

week 2 discussion 2

Hacking Into Harvard” Please respond to the following:

  • As applicants began to defend themselves against the penalties handed out by the business schools, they appealed to both consequentialist and nonconsequentialist criteria to support their actions. Some responded by pointing out that their intentions were never malicious, while others argued they did not think checking their application statuses would cause any real harm. Review the case study and analyze the actions of the students from a Kantian perspective. Consider whether the actions taken by the hackers were permissible according the standard of universal acceptability.
eek 6 discussion 1

“Cape Cod Wind project” Please respond to the following:

  • The Cape Cod Wind Project is not only an important environmental issue, but also an important political one. From the e-Activity, either justify or challenge the appropriateness of the government’s influence. Provide an argument to justify your position.

dissn 2

“Poverty and Pollution” Please respond to the following:

  • After reading the case study, predict the effects of pollution permits on poor, less-developed areas like Brazil’s “valley of death.” Assess the effectiveness of incentive programs on manufacturers in less-developed areas. Based on your assessment, provide an argument in support of either pollution permits or incentive programs.

week 7 dissn 1

“Abercrombie & Fitch and Civil Rights” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, determine whether Khan has a legitimate claim of discrimination or if Abercrombie has met its obligation to provide reasonable accommodation. Depending on which party you find to be at fault, propose two recommendations to mitigate future conflicts such as this.

week 7 dissn 2

“Have Gun, Will Travel… To Work ” Please respond to the following:

  • Use the criteria of just cause and due process to determine whether you believe Weyerhaeuser’s decision in the case study to fire its Oklahoma plant employees who kept guns in their vehicles was fair. Either support the company’s actions by illustrating how they met the criteria of just cause and due process or challenge its actions and suggest additional steps Weyerhaeuser should have taken to handle the situation in a morally responsible way.

“Home Depot® Adds Benefits” Please respond to the following:

  • The access to resources that large companies such as Home Depot® have enables them to provide employee benefit programs like those described in the e-Activity. However, not all employers are so fortunate. Formulate two strategies that a manager, without the benefit of a large amount of resources, could implement in order to increase job satisfaction among employees. Propose the approach you would take to implement these strategies, and examine the potential benefits and pitfalls that you should consider during implementation.

“Protecting the Unborn at Work ” Please respond to the following:

  • From the case study, support or challenge the moral status of Johnson Control’s fetal policy. The U.S. Supreme Court highlighted studies that showed men working in the factory also placed their potential offspring at risk because the lead exposure negatively affected sperm. Reexamine the factory’s policy in light of this evidence, and determine whether or not it is morally justifiable to prevent women, who could reproduce, from working in the factory while simultaneously permitting men, who could reproduce, to keep their jobs.
week 9 discnn

“CompUSA Executives Allegedly Stole Millions” Please respond to the following:

  • The CompUSA e-Activity mentions that the Fiorentino brothers violated their “fiduciary responsibilities” to the company, which ultimately resulted in the company losing millions of dollars; however, one may question if there are ever legitimate business reasons to engage in such activities. Support or challenge the position that, at times, there are legitimate business reasons for accepting bribes or kickbacks.

disss 2

  • The Housing Allowance” Please respond to the following:

    • In the case study, Dale Garman’s actions could be described as whistle-blowing. Using the criteria provided in the text, examine whether or not Garman was justified in blowing the whistle when he discovered Wilson Mutambara was misrepresenting his housing situation to his employers at NewCom. Suggest alternative or additional steps Garman should have taken when he discovered Wilson Mutambara was deceiving NewCom.
week 10 

“Sexual Assault in the Military” Please respond to the following:

  • The reporter from the e-Activity concludes by stating that members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee believe, “You can’t change the culture without first changing the system.” Differentiate between what you believe constitutes “the culture” of sexual harassment and what you believe constitutes “the system” in the reporter’s statement. Defend or criticize the statement made by the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

“Hoop Dreams” Please respond to the following:

  • In the case study, George Raveling views his higher salary as justifiable because he has alternative job offers; however, advocates of comparable worth argue that employers should not make compensation decisions based entirely on market considerations. Propose the method you would use, if you were the hiring manager, to determine the compensation an employee deserves. Suggest the key criteria you would consider when determining the worth of an employee, and justify your response.
week 11

Criminal Background Checks” Please respond to the following:

  • The legislation under consideration in the e-Activity does not prevent employers from obtaining background checks of job applicants who will be working with “vulnerable people” identified by the law, but it is likely that some employers who are not included in this particular category will still find the new policy problematic. Construct an argument in which you take the position of an employer who is opposed to the new legislation.

“Facial Discrimination” Please respond to the following:

  • The case study touches on the fact that many companies build their brand around certain customer expectations that often include the appearance of an employee. Defend such a company policy of maintaining strict guidelines for employee dress and appearance. Predict what you believe would be the most compelling counterargument to your defense, and outline your response to that counterargument.
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Choose the statement that gives the most accurate description of etiquette:

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Ethical relativism supports the theory that

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Which of the following is not one of the four basic kinds of law?

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When ethical relativism is put into practice, it implies that

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What criteria concerning moral judgments should we agree with?

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Our relationship with the law is best described by which of the following?

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If an argument is valid, then

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The following is a logical fact.

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The authors use the murder of Kitty Genovese to illustrate

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Which of the following is an accurate statement?

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· Question 11

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Which of the following characteristics distinguishes moral standards from other sorts of standards?

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The code or principles of conduct that a person accepts

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A proper perspective of religion and morality is

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How did Aristotle view morality?

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Good moral judgments should be logical and

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Primary social goods include

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Who is more likely to be sympathetic with the idea of reducing the disparities of income in society?

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Aristotle’s formal principle of justice states,

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According to libertarianism,

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The veil of ignorance assures us that people in the original position will be

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Rawls rejects utilitarianism because

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Talk of justice and injustice appeals to the related notions of

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In Nozick’s example of Wilt Chamberlain, he argues that other theories of economic justice inevitably fail to respect people’s

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The veil of ignorance proposes that

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To the libertarians, their concept of liberty includes a commitment to

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In Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick advocates

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The Supreme Court gave decision making power for Eminent domain to the

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The difference principle of Rawls states

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From John Stuart Mill’s viewpoint,

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Eminent domain is the ancient right of government to take what from an individual?

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Since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1994,

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Unions employ two kinds of boycotts to enforce their demands. These two kinds of boycotts are

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Griggs v. Duke Power Company, which prohibits

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The hiring process needs to include screening, testing, and

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The Wagner Act of 1935

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The English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561–1626) called conscious and unconscious biases and stereotypes

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Choose the factual statement concerning wages:

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According to David Ewing,

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Groups of 18th century skilled artisans formed secret societies for two basic reasons. Which of the following is one of those reasons?

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According to common law, to legally dismiss an employee, an employer

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Which of these is a valid reason for not hiring a potential employee?

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In the interview process, the interview should avoid rudeness, coarseness, condescension, and

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In union terms, a direct strike occurs

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Fair personnel policies and decisions must be based on criteria that are clear, job related, and

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he case of FTC v. Standard Education was important in the legal transition

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In 1972 Congress created one of the most important agencies for regulating product safety. This agency is the

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According to the legal doctrine of strict product liability,

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Critics of advertising generally agree that

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Due care is

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Caveat emptor means

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The consumer’s main source of product information is

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Before the case of MacPherson v. Buick Motor Car in 1916, the law based a manufacturer’s liability for injuries due to a defective product on

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Which of the following is an example of price gouging?

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“Puffery” is an example of which of the following deceptive or misleading advertising techniques?

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The goal of advertising is

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According to Galbraith’s “dependence effect,”

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The case of MacPherson v. Buick Motor Car in 1916 changed product liability law. As a result of it, the courts

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Statistically, there is strong evidence that exposure to television advertising is strongly associated with

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Advertising

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According to Shaw and Barry, utilitarians

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An ecosystem

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A decade after wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone Park, their presence was discovered to

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The philosopher Tom Regan

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Cost-benefit analysis

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According to the philosopher Joel Feinberg,

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“Pollution permits” are an example of which of the following methods of achieving our environmental goals?

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Concerning future generations,

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One truth about factory farms is

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The moral theorist William T. Blackstone claims that the right to a livable environment

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William F. Baxter addresses environmental ethics by noting

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According to the anthropocentric (or human-oriented) ethic of Baxter and others,

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In consideration for the obligation to others,

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Business has considered the environment to be

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A moral vegetarian

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  • Week 4 Assignment 1 Submission
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BUS309 WEEK 4 Writing Assignment 1: Occupy Wall Street Movement

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in the fall of 2011.

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

1.Discuss the moral and economic implications involved in the movement.

  1. Analyze each of the implications identified above against the utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to determine which theory best applies to the movement. Support your position with examples and evidence.
  2. Determine who is responsible for income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. In your analysis, make sure to include if this is something that happened suddenly or if it built up over time. Explain your rationale.
  3. Suggest an equitable outcome from the movement that would be appropriate for our capitalistic

    society.

  4. Predict whether themovement will continue, fad away, or turn into something else. Provide a rationale with your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, doublespaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s

    name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the considerations for and process of ethical business decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities and address moral, economic, and legal concerns.
  • Explain the concepts of justice and the factors that constitute rights using t