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Ethical Challenges to Business as Usual

By Shari Collins-Chobanian

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 16, 2004

Table of Contents



Preface.


1. Ethical and Economic Theoretical Grounding.

Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle. Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill. Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant. A Simplified Account of Kant's Ethics, Onora O'Neill. An Inquiry into the Value and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith. The Mistake, Kenneth Lux. Distributive Justice, John Rawls. A Moral Case for Socialism, Kai Neilsen. Reflections on the Triumph of Capitalism, Robert Heilbroner.



2. Human Rights and Environmental Challenges to Development.

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Principles and Responsibilities for Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises. Enron: History of Human Rights Abuse in India, Human Rights Watch. Creating the Third World, Clive Ponting. The High Cost of Uranium, Donald A. Grinde and Bruce E. Johansen. Moral Minimums for Multinationals, Thomas Donaldson. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Ethics and Ecology, William T. Blackstone. The Human Right to a Safe Environment, James Nickel. Beyond Sax and Welfare Interests: A Case for Environmental Rights, Shari Collins-Chobanian. Defining Sustainable Development, Devon Peña. Gandhian Legacies: Indigenous Resistance to “Development” in India and Mexico, Deane Curtin. Development, Ecology, and Women, Vandana Shiva.



3. Challenges Calling for Corporate Responsibility.

How Organizations Socialize Individuals into Evildoing, John M. Darley. The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits, Milton Friedman. Corporations When Does a Worker's Death Become Murder? David Rosner. Corporate Responsibility, Larry May. The Workers' Right to Know, Participate and Refuse Hazardous Work: A Manifesto Right, Robert Sass. Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation, R. Edward Freeman.



4. Justification for, and Challenges to, Property Rights.

The Justification of Private Property, John Locke. Estranged Labor, Karl Marx. The The Colonial Dynamic of Capitalism, Arjun Makhijani. Rich and Poor, Peter Singer.



5. Challenging Discrimination.

White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies, Peggy McIntosh. Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference, Shelby Steele. Does Affirmative Action Hurt Its Intended Beneficiaries? Barbara R. Bergmann. The “Social Etymology” of “Sexual Harassment”, Margaret A. Crouch.



6. Environmental Ethics Challenges to Business.

The Land Ethic, Aldo Leopold. The Ethics of Respect for Nature, Paul W. Taylor. Risk and Justice: Capitalist Production and the Environment, Rodger C. Field.



7. Challenging Market Appropriations and Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Animal Liberation, Peter Singer. A Different Path, Richard Heinberg. The Cost of Biotech Fever, Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. Biotechnology is Not Compatible with Sustainable Agriculture, Martha L. Crouch. The Human Genome Diversity Project: Indigenous Communities and the Commercialization of Science, Brian Tokar. The Ford Pinto, W. Michael Hoffman. At the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima or Why Political Questions are Not All Economic, Mark Sagoff.



8. Challenging Consumption.

How Much Should a Country Consume? John Kenneth Galbraith. The Case That the World Has Reached Its Limits, Robert Goodland. A Proposal for Environmental Labels: Informing Consumers of the Real Costs of Consumption, Shari Collins-Chobanian. The Myth of Consume or Decline, Alan Thein Durning. Involuntary Simplicity: Changing Dysfunctional Habits of Consumption, Guy Claxton.



9. Challenges to Business as Usual.

Whistleblowing and Professional Responsibility, Sissela Bok. Whistleblowers and the Narrative of Ethics, C. Fred Alford. Economies for Life, David C. Korten.

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