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BUS061 HW8 - Sharon Ng Professor Diamond BUS061 17 July...

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Sharon Ng Professor Diamond BUS061 17 July 2011 Chapter 8 Homework 1. According to the conventionalist ethic, business is like a game with permissive ethics and any action that does not violate the law is permitted. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Please use an example to illustrate why you believe this statement is true or false. Answer: I disagree with this point of view because even though an action may not violate the law, it may not be permitted. For example, an act of racism is not illegal, however that doesn’t permit businesses to conduct their operations in racist ways. 2. Please define and explain the disclosure rule. Have you ever tested ethical decisions with this rule? Please explain why you think this is a valid or invalid rule. Answer: The basic premise of the disclosure rule is that it involves testing an ethical decision by asking how you would feel explaining it to a wider audience such as newspaper readers, television viewers, or your family. I have used this rule to test ethical decisions because as
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