Reflection Of Business Ethics: Ethics And Ethics In Business

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Let me begin my essay quoting Rick Santorum; he said, “The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there 's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I 've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior”. This quote is and will be relevant in almost any scenario as the most straightforward definition of ethics can be defined as a methodical of moral principles. Ethics affects the choices people make in their lives and the way they lead their lives. Being derived from the Greek word ethos that can mean custom, habit or character, ethics also deals with…show more content…
In my opinion, utilitarianism appeals to me the most as this theory takes into consideration the happiness of everyone despite the action. This can be taken personally because I am a person who wishes to see everyone around me and myself happy and hence as mentioned above; utilitarianism appeals most to me. This theory was applied to my life, and I realized that after reflecting on my action. For my course COMM101, my group members and I were supposed to make a video presentation for our class, and I took it upon myself to do the whole thing. This reduced the workload on my peers which made them happy. This act made me happy too as doing things as such has a lot of my interest in it. And hence what I am doing is a moral deed as per…show more content…
Another example of such unethical practices can be directed towards yet another fast-food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). KFC uses numerous products that could potentially harm its consumers and some of them are partially hydrogenated soybean oil (which contains trans fats of whose excess will result in coronary heart diseases), sodium nitrate (which is related to pancreatic cancer), titanium dioxide (an ingredient used in sunscreens) and monosodium glutamate amongst many more. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is also an ingredient linked to cancer if consumed in excess and the ingredients list of KFC on just one product, which is boneless chicken wings, MSG appears four times (Sabra 2012). KFC like McDonald’s is using artificial and cheap flavorings to enhance the taste of their products putting the health of their consumers in jeopardy and only concentrating on the incomes that they receive. This action as per utilitarianism does not bring about the most happiness and hence is
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