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Legal Right vs. Ethical Obligation

The Hon. Justice Potter Stewart once wrote: "There is a big difference between what we have the right to do and what is right." Give four examples of possible DWI business situations which would illustrate this principle and explain.

Legal Right vs. Ethical Obligation

The Hon. Justice Potter Stewart once wrote:
"There is a big difference between what we have the right to do
and what is right."

For this paper, you will give four examples of possible DWI business situations which would illustrate this principle and explain your examples. You should identify several scenarios in which conduct may be legal, but probably is not ethically correct.Use the APA FORMAT.

Think about:
What were some of the businesses owned by DWI that you have worked with so far?
Can you find a potential legal/ethical conflict in each of those situations?

For this paper, your SUBHEADINGS should be your introduction, your conclusion, and the names of the four companies for this assignment.

Introduction
Cruise Line
Phone Company
Casino/Hotel
Oil Industry
Conclusion

Under each subheading, discuss at least one thing that we had a LEGAL right to do in that case, but perhaps not an ETHICAL right to do so.

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Introduction: As we all know, DWI operates in a wide range of industries, ranging from oil and energy to leisure and recreation, manufacturing, to telecommunications. In each of the industries, there are many activities of the organization that are perfectly legal, but might not be acceptable from ethical perspective. We will identify some of these activities in various industries that are ethically wrong, even though are legally correct.

Casino:

Let us start an example from the Casino industry. Casino business is legal in many countries around the world and is a great source of income for companies like DWI. However, from ethical perspective, Casino industry might not be the best businesses to be in, primarily due to the fact that it ruins many households and provide opportunities for people to lose their hard earned money.

Further, operating a casino business can lead to other crimes in the vicinity, such as prostitution, drug trafficking,etc. which may be beyond the control of the organization operating the casino, such as DWI in this case. Although there are arguments in favor of running a casino such as creation of more jobs, development of ancilliary ...

Solution Summary

For this paper, you will give four examples of possible DWI business situations which would illustrate this principle and explain your examples.

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