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Considering the normative ethical theories: deontological, utilitarian, and virtue ethics; Which is most useful in evaluating the Mattel case and why?

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The Mattel case is about Mattel's compliance with the rules. It relates to the actions that Mattel ought to have taken. The case relates to the duty of Mattel, and its obligations to its customers. In case of Mattel there were the CPSC rules ...

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This solution explains the morality of the actions of the company Mattel. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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Describe basic ethical issues facing today's society (as related to public officials)

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(1) In the election of public officials, such as the presidential candidacy, people sometimes say that their opinion of the character of the candidate is very important to them. Some people believe that their assessment of the "character" of the candidate helps them assess how the candidate will act in office. How would you relate the idea of moral character to ethical theory? How does this contrast to using consequestialist (teleological) principles or nonconsequestialist (deontological) principles to assess ethical conduct? You are required to demonstrate your understanding of these principles by providing a thorough discussion using a minimum of two credible academic sources (APA format).

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(2) In the election of public officials, such as the presidential candidacy, people sometimes twist the facts, in an attempt to mislead the public by distorting, manipulating, or using selective information. How would you relate the idea of moral character to ethical theory? Discuss your argument on whether you believe these acts are ethical, providing justification and explanation to your argument. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of these principles by providing a thorough discussion using a minimum of two credible academic sources (APA format).

Objective: Describe basic ethical issues facing today's society.
Use case studies to evaluate and apply theories in support of a personal position on ethical issues.
Deliverable Length: 3-4 pages (including a reference list).

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