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Unformatted text preview: Businesses should place people before profit The UK economy depends on the success of businesses. The success of the UK economy can have enormous effects of the lives of UK citizens. So, should businesses be more concerned with their own employees, or the profit that they generate? From a utilitarian argument, which argues that businesses should be based on achieving the greatest good for the greatest number, businesses should not place the good of their employees before the overall gain of making profit. This profit, when taxed by the government, is distributed into areas such as defence, in order to keep the people of Britain safe, into the NHS, in order to keep them healthy, into education, to provide a base for the future and into social benefit schemes, such as pensions. Companies such as the Virgin group, Shell and Esso pour billions of pounds into the UK economy,...
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- Summer '08