Private Interests Maximizing Principles Of Moral

Private Interests Maximizing Principles Of Moral

Private Interests Maximizing Principles Of Moral

NOTE: Pick one of the following topics and write an essay (word limit 800-1000 words).

Instructions: Citations and “quotes” from course texts are required. These must include the
author and page number, e.g. “certain cultural forms of life…must be instilled in people in order
to reproduce these alienated social relations” (McNally, p. 114). It would be best to start your
short answer with a quote from the text most centrally connected to the term. Each answer must
be followed by a word count (e.g. word count= 187). For a guide to doing this, see here. Attach a
bibliography at the end in either MLA or APA format.

Part I: Terms

NOTE: Write one paragraph per term, on 5 of the terms below (word limit 200-250 words)

Instructions: Using at least one of the course texts, define the following terms or concepts in
relation to one of the authors (clearly identify which one) discussed in the course and explain
their meaning and significance in relation to a social issue of importance to the study of business
and society. Use a creative reading or scene from one of the films watched in lecture, in addition
to the social scientific text, to provide illustrations of the concepts.

The terms are attached.

Part II: Essay

NOTE: Pick one of the following topics and write an essay (word limit 800-1000 words).

Instructions: Citations and “quotes” from course texts are required. These must include the
author and page number as above. You will need to begin your essays with a proper introduction,
including a thesis statement. Draw on at least four of the readings covered in the winter term
(you can refer to fall term readings in addition to these), pay specific attention to identifying and
defining central concepts, and provide illustrations from the lectures, tutorial, and films. Follow
your essay with a word count (e.g. word count= 876 words).

1. Does capitalism promote or undermine individual freedom? Compare and contrast
Friedman and McNally on their respective conceptions of capitalism, individual freedom
and the relation between them. Use Le Guin to illustrate your understanding of these
opposing views.

2. Is the age of leisure and abundance within reach? What are the optimistic and pessimistic
scenarios outlined by Keynes? What are the four futures outlined by Frase? In your view,
which is most likely, and which most desirable?

3. Should the corporation have legal and ethical obligations to society beyond promoting
the private interests—maximizing profits—of shareholders? Compare Friedman’s critique
of the doctrine of social responsibility with Glasbeek’s. Use Garrett and Steinbeck to
illustrate these arguments.

I will provide you the regarding readings to write the terms and the essay.