Chris McCandless, whose story is analyzed in Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a young adult who decides to leave his known habits and material belongings behind and live a completely self-sufficient life in the wilderness, a choice which ultimately leads to his death. In doing that, he also forfeits his family and friends. With that in mind, a question can be posed regarding the ethics of said behavior. As a childless, single and financially independent man, Chris McCandless has absolute ownership of his body and thus his decision to continue doing a sport that he knows can kill him is ethically defensible.
In the movie The Departed starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Billy who plays as an undercover state trooper, Matt Damon playing Colin Sullivan who is a detective in the Special Investigations Unit who is working for Frank Costello played by Jack Nicholson. The movie presents numerous ethical and moral issues such as murdering people and dealing drugs.
Moreover, it might require a constant responsibility to, and reflection upon individual qualities and moral practices that impact ethical choice making. Moral courage must be produced and fortified through general application.
The concept of ethics entails systemizing, justifying, and recommending right and wrong conduct. It involves in practical reasoning: good, right, duty, obligation, virtue, freedom, rationality, and choice. Humanity has questioned this concept of ethics and ‘good’ for as long as it has survived, as it deals with real-life issues such as “what is morally right and wrong?” and “how do people ought to act?” Such ethical dilemmas can be found in people’s everyday lives, and although appears to be a straightforward question, there is much debate over which standard of behavior people should abide to when responding to certain situations, and determining what is morally right or wrong.
I understand that it would be difficult to act against your company, as I believe it was for PG&E employees; however this exercise illustrated exactly how important it is to act in an ethical manner, even if your company is unethical. By focusing on the families that were affected by PG&E’s unethical behavior, the movie was impactful in portraying how serious the effects can be if they are not treated appropriately. If I am ever faced with a situation where my company is acting in an ethically questionable manner, I know this experience will provide great knowledge for me to lean on and ultimately take the right
“It’s Good Business,” by Robert Solomon presents the concept of ethics within the business world, and argues against greed and amoral thinking, as being inherent in business. This paper will address seven questions presented by Shaw and Barry (2016) using Solomon’s reading as a backdrop to explore how and why ethical errors occur within business; whether the “myth of amoral business” exists; and, whether unethical behavior hurts business as a whole
Upon first hearing the story of the fateful night of Kitty Genovese and her brutal murder, the room for speculation on the part of the neighbors seems to be slim. Thirty-eight people chose, during this situation, to see or hear what was going on but then did nothing. One could seemingly argue—and very easily—this is immoral and unethical. This assumption is based on a pre-set societal standard. A standard that was made by people who may not have necessarily ever been in such a situation. Objectively speaking, it is possible, highly likely in fact, this was immoral and unethical but, the situations where one could resist an intervention in such a dilemma cannot be ignored.
1992, a difficult year for citticens living in Los Angeles, California because of the riots, civil disturbances and lootings caused in the streets from April 29th to May 4th called The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots. These riots were caused because Police Officers of L.A arrested and physically miss-treated Rodney King, wich made the people of the L.os Angeles areas to start rioting, as the Los Angeles Police Department could not stop these events, they had to call in the Army and the Marines to stop these riots, of course there was a lot of people that got hurt, as well as a lot of property damage, and a lot of people were traumatized or left with no one, either because they were sent to jail, or killed. The story “Freedom Writers” takes place two years after the Rodney King Riots, on a place called Long Beach California, it tells the struggles of the young teacher named Erin
Unethical behaviors in business affect everyone since you either work in the field or are a consumer of its services. Unfortunately, almost every company usually has individuals who act unethically whether it is for their personal benefit or for the sake of the company they work for. Unethical behaviors in business might be as simple as using company property or funds for personal gain to inside trading and financial fraud. According to The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, nearly one third of business professionals feel pressured to compromise their ethical standards and are increasingly pushed towards unethical behavior. Moreover, “misconduct is common and accepted by business services professionals, the integrity of entire economic systems is at risk”, states Jordan A. Thomas, partner and chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at Labaton Sucharow law firm. In fact, making money at any cost is all what matters, while doing what is right and abiding by the law is not. That said, as a corporate finance student and a business administration major, it is as interesting as important for me to learn about what is considered as unethical in business, in addition to who is enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry.
The American corporate system has long faced ethical concerns amongst the citizens of the United States. Often, corporate greed undermines morality and often furthers an agenda that puts profit ahead of people. A prime historical example of this case in ethical obligations is the case of the Enron Scandal of 2001. The CEOs of this Scandal hid millions of dollars of debt from their balance sheets and were able to extort money from shareholders based on surging stock prices, fueled solely on false pretenses propagated by the CEO (citation). This is a modern example of an ethical lapse by a corporate model catering to the public. This same notion of moral wrong-doing is equivalent to the movies Scarface and Double Indemnity. This paper will discuss
In this short essay you will read about, the comparison between the play “Antigone” and “Erin Brockovich.” Antigone is a play based on the death and burial of Antigone’s brother Polyneices. Erin Brockovich is a movie based mostly on the hards times of being a single mother. In the following paragraph I will be comparing the conflicts, injustices, and discrimination, that each Antigone and Erin Brockovich face as the course of the play/movie progresses.
In this Enron Scandal ,several moral issues and values are being discussed .The moral issues is the misconduct of code of ethics by management level of a corporation , violation of code of professional ,ethical dilemma that faced by a management level when involved own interest .
Ethics is defined as basic concepts or principles of human conduct and the study of universal values (business.com, 2018). In her book, Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others, Cheryl illustrated her ethical leadership skills by developing organizational values (Bachelder, 2015). Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education (BCEE) defines values as core beliefs regarding what is right and what is fair in terms of one’s actions and interactions with others (BCEE, 2017c, p. 4). Through a series of stakeholder meetings, Cheryl and her team developed six core principles that helped guide employees to achieve their collective purpose, “to inspire servant leaders to achieve superior results” (Bachelder, 2015). This helped align the organization to work together to achieve organizational goals.
In today’s world, many people tend to have a set of ethical principles which is one of the guidelines for them to follow on. The question is how he or she defines ethics? To answer, Ethics is best defined as knowing what is right or wrong in the action based on the moral principles. Moreover, it is also known as the branch of knowledge that deals with ethical issues. In relation, there are some ethical theories which deal with the ethical issues. The consequentialist theorist can be taken as an example. Consequentialist theories are a theory in which it is based on the consequences of an action. Based on the movie assignment, The Island, there are some major views that the consequentialist theories have on the movie. One of the major
Basically, ethics are at their essence which is it is the moral judgments about what is right and what is wrong. Business ethics is focusing on examine the policies and conduct within the context of commercial enterprise in an organizational as well as in an individual level. In business, the ethics in business is an applied ethics where professionals and researchers use principles and theories to solve any ethical problems that exist in business. At the quarter of the 20th century, as technologies like internet have made world business or international business all more viable, the business ethics domestically have grown in importance along with the power and significance of major businesses. So that, international business ethics take center stage as a major concern of the modern era. The earlier opinion stated that a business cannot be ethical, but this opinion is not used anymore in the modern business. Today business has belief that they must be responsible for social since they live and operate within a social structure. The key factors that make business ethics is important at the quarter of the 20th century are corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and globalized economy.