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Evaluating ethics concerning the BP oil spill.

Homework questions:

1. Do you believe BP has followed ethical business practices to manage the oil spill? Why or why not?

No of course BP has not followed ethical business practices. However, isn't it absurd to think that they would? Business, politics and even personal decisions are not typically made from an ethical platform. They are made from a pragmatic, "what is best for me" mentality. We see this in politics all the time. Recently senators and congressmen were asked if they had read the bills they were voting on prior to voting. A huge percentage of them said no. Those that said yes were asked pointed questions about the contents of the bill and many of them were caught in their deceit.
Radical environmental groups do not follow ethical business practices. They sabotage and vandalize private business property. They attack individuals by throwing paint on their real fur coats. These are not ethical practices.

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Homework questions:

1. Do you believe BP has followed ethical business practices to manage the oil spill? Why or why not?
No of course BP has not followed ethical business practices. However, isn't it absurd to think that they would? Business, politics and even personal decisions are not typically made from an ethical platform. They are made from a pragmatic, "what is best for me" mentality. We see this in politics all the time. Recently senators and congressmen were asked if they had read the bills they were voting on prior to voting. A huge percentage of them said no. Those that said yes were asked pointed questions about the contents of the bill and many of them were caught in their deceit.
Radical environmental groups do not follow ethical business practices. They sabotage and vandalize private business property. They attack individuals by throwing paint on their real fur coats. These are not ethical practices.
Hollywood personalities do not engage in ethical practices either. Charlie Sheen recently had "another" meltdown. He was found in a hotel room ...

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A discussion regarding the behavior of BP during the recent oil spill. Did they behave ethically or not? How could they have reacted in a more ethical fashion? Over 650 words of original text along with links to informative websites.

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