Among several lawsuits, the one in 2003 struck, where Germany's High Court ruled Wal-Mart's low-cost pricing strategy "undermined competition." Wal-Mart also faced charges of monopoly, by making suppliers dependent on them and forcing them to indulge in self-defeating practices, such as pressuring them to sell goods below cost or at prices lower than they would get elsewhere. Wal-Mart regularly faces lawsuits from employees accusing the company of forcing them to work overtime without pay and denying them health insurance. The allegations against Wal-Mart are so numerous that it is a common example for bad ethics. CitiBank Deciding to spend $50 million on a new private jet after taking $45 billion in taxpayer funds to stay afloat, as Citibank did is a textbook example of bad business ethics.
One of these elements includes the fact that most sweatshops are established in third world nations- India, Africa, Vietnam, just to name a few. Today, “3,000 sweatshops employing perhaps 50,000 workers or more exist in New York. Another 1,500 to 2,000 sweatshops, according to Mr. von Nostitz, exist in Los Angeles, several hundred in Chicago, and more in other cities, particularly cities in the Sun Belt with large immigrant populations.” (Serrin, William) Due to the poverty, sweatshops were created for manufacturers to receive “easy money”, and for the population of these countries to get paid any source of income. Most family members were faced with the same problem - too many mouths to feed, too little money. Many parents/guardians sold their children into labor in order to fend for themselves and also support themselves.
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting.
Although European exploration lead to the findings of many natural resources, the treatment of the Native people living in the New World was horrible and does not justify it. Exploration began around1492, when Christopher Columbus “discovered” North America. His discovery, however, is not one of true meaning due to the fact that there were already 40 to 50 million natives living there already. Along with Columbus were many other European explorers that set out to find things such as god, gold, and glory. These macho explorers were greedy and ruthless.
Over a million children become sick every year from the water (The Ganges River). Indian environmentalists point the finger at the government, more specifically, at what is called the Ganga Action Plan. The plan to clean up the Ganges River failed, and pollution levels just keep getting higher, enraging citizens (Ridge). The plan failed due to old technology, unfollowed laws, internal government corruption, and mismanagement (Zubrzycki). In response, hundreds of Hindu holy men have threatened to commit suicide unless something is proposed to change (Nahar and Peel).
To control the overfishing and growing industrial fishing market, in 1977 the Canadian Government introduced a 200 mile management zone but by that time most of the ecological damage had started. However, during this time other industries like resource-extraction failed, which put pressure on the fishing industry and even the government had to encourage more catching of fish for exports. However, as stocks of cod fish continued to drastically decline the government finally decided to ban cod fishing in 1992. Though the cod fishing industry boosted the Canadian economy and provided employment for local
Everyone requires freshwater in order to live, as a result about 1.1 million people in this world lack access to freshwater. In India alone, only 18% of the population has access to freshwater. 38 million people in India are affected with waterborne diseases each year. Almost 75% of them are children. This is just in India, which is a developing country right now.
But that is not the case, increasing fishing efforts over the last fifty years as well as unjustifiable fishing practices are pushing many fish stocks to the point of extinction. Millions upon millions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is so much of the livelihood for millions of people around the world (overfishing). There are a lot of recreational fishermen that complain about the laws we have in place to protect fish, such as a size requirement and limit per day. These laws are put in place by the state to help prevent a species from being over fished. The definition of over fishing is to deplete the number of fish in a body of water by too much fishing.
For the United Nations had proved that water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population increases in the last century. By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world’s population living in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change. Surely we do not want that to happen, right? What does harmony mean if the reality is that our only lives are apparently threatened to danger? So, to nurture harmony within diversity, it is important for us to maintain the environment’s safety.
Beavan claims that “by 2025…two-thirds of our world’s population will face water scarcity” (Beavan 193). In the US alone, “the average single family household uses some seventy gallons of water every day” (Beavan 193). Sometimes people do not realize that the potential for water scarcity is a big of a problem as it is because they personally do not see any effects in their area. However, this issue hurts everyone, including the American population. There are already states that are out of water or dangerously close to it and “if water use continues unchecked, thirty-six American states will suffer water shortages” (Beavan 194).
Governor Rick Snyder caused one of the biggest disasters in Michigan. The flint water crisis. Governor Snyder switched the Flint water system which was connected to the Detroit water system to the Flint River. And right away people started noticing severe changes to their water. This was caused from the water pipes corroding and lead leaking into the water.
It is March 29, 1765 and the stamp act was enacted about a week ago. The Crane family is very upset over this act enforced by the British Parliament because they do not have a lot of money and it will cause a hardship for them financially. This act made people pay taxes on any printed legal document. Bruce Crane, his wife, and his three children were very upset over this act. The sugar act, which was passed a little under a year ago, already made things very hard on the family and this would just make matters worse.
The U.S needs the Dakota Access Pipeline For months, people have been gathering in North Dakota to stand against the construction of an oil pipeline project. The Dakota Access Pipeline will run for 1,172 miles delivering as much as 570,00 barrels of crude oil a day from North Dakota to Iowa and connecting to other pipelines in Illinois. Currently, celebrities, environmentalists, and political activists are some who are standing with Native Americans to protest the pipeline because it will disturb sacred lands, is hazardous to the environment if it leaks, and it is too close to the water supply at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. However, protesters are being reassured that the pipeline will rest 92 feet beneath the riverbed, will have thicker pipes, and with controlled valves will lower the chances of an incident. Protesters should allow the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to proceed because it will boost the economy, help our
Seniors, adults, pregnant women, and children are suffering from lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can cause many hazardous issues. Switching water supplies was a terribly bad decision. Flint’s financial complications led to the state’s takeover in 2011 (Botelho). The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, is to be blamed for the Flint water crisis.
Did you know that “The great lake provides over 40 million people with fresh water for drinking” (Michigan environmental council, 2015). Fresh water all around Michigan is a main Source for Michigan and surrounding areas for drinking water. Drinking Water that comes out of the tap is bad for the human population. In the Drinking water there is so many added pollutants that have adverse effect on the society. The water itself can cause birth defects and cancer.