Outline of Exam
1. What to Know:
a. Why Galbraith maintains wants for goods for private consumption arent urgent or important
a.i. Wants for goods for private consumption arent urgent or important according to
Galbraith because they arent original; they a
What a contractarian moral theory is and how actual and hypothetical social contracts di er (including the di erence between express and implied actual
In a contractarian moral theory, theres no justice, just us. Morality isnt about secu
9/29 MGMT 341
Business schools are teaching hard skills, not soft skills.
Professors only lightly touch on ethics.
Whenever people are involved, ethics has to be there.
Business involves people.
Part of this class is to develop empathy. Not
Business Ethics Final Monday 12/10/12 @ 1pm-3pm
Question 1: My Job My Self
What is work? Define work. Talk about work and identity. Talk about how work
influences our choices both ethical and personal on and off the job. Define bad
work! Define meaningful
That government is best which governs least!
Greed, narcissism, selfishness and needing to be a player are the cause of it all.
-Lots of people
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained
Ethics and Business Ethics
ROI- return on Investment
-return on integrity
its how you make money
What are we trying to learn?
- look at the action, the actor, and the intention
The arm of ethics is not to teach the difference between right and wro
-The one thing in the world that is unambiguously good is the "good will." Qualities of character (wit,
intelligence, courage, etc.) or qualities of good fortune (wealth, status, good health) may be used to either good
or bad purposes.
Case Study: The Ford Pinto (page 140)
On August 10, 1978 tragic automobile accident occurred on US highway 33 near Goshen,
Sisters Judy and lynn Ulrich (ages 18 and 16) their cousin Donna Ulrich (18) were stuck
from the rear in their 1973 Ford Pi
Sexual Discrimination at Eastern page 322
December 28, 1983, a federal judge ordered Eastern Airlines to reinstate a pilot who had been
fired following a sex-change operation in 1980.
Pilot, who flew for the airline for 12 years as Kenneth Ulane, is now k
Fetish of the mode of commodities
o View the commodity as a source of value
o That the basis of the good comes to be the exchange of the
A commodity is something with a use value and an exchange value
o There is nothing about a
October 22, 2012
Assignment for Tuesday, October 23, 2012
a. Paul Krugmans What Price Fairness?
b. Alexei Marcouxs Much Ado About Price Discrimination
2. Questions to consider:
a. What is price discrimination?
a.i. A pricing strategy
November 6, 2012
1. Catch phrase of the day: Im so confused! Im so confus
2. Special election edition of class today
3. Big business
a. Chris MacDonalds Down with CSR! Up with Business Ethics!
b. Questions to consider:
b.i. Whats the
MGMT 341 Business Ethics
the meaning of ethics
politics friend vs enemy
the goal of ethics
A trade or activity one is engaged in
Generally reputed to be bad