Write: Start your post by (a) identifying the issue or problem
that you want to address in the case that you have selected and providing an
impartial presentation of the controversy, (b) articulating briefly the
characteristics of the economic system that serves as the setting, and (c)
examining the laws that affect the operations of the business.
The following illustration should
help. Consider, for example, the case of Uber that we examined in Week Two.
If the California decision establishes a precedent for similar claims, then
Uber would have to do business as an employer and not merely as a service
that pairs consumers with ride sharing services by means of a unique phone
app. Accordingly, the law would require Uber to reimburse its drivers for
certain costs and perhaps offer benefits. Take in consideration, then, the
legal setting for the case that you have chosen. Does the case take place in
the United States or another country? What are the laws that are relevant to
the problem under examination? Keep in mind that all laws are constraints on
our actions, whether those by individuals or corporations. The relevant laws,
then, will be (a) any laws that present not only a constraint on the
company’s operations, (b) any laws that are being violated by the
corporation, or (c) any laws that unfairly limit the goods and services that
can be offered to and are demanded by consumers.
In a second paragraph, formulate a
sentence that presents the moral position that you want to defend in regard
to the issue or problem introduced in the previous paragraph.
In the same paragraph, present the
ethical theory that you choose to employ. Your choices are utilitarianism,
deontology, and virtue ethics, and the necessary material is included in the required
readings and media. Make sure to identify the characteristics of the ethical
theory, and include in-text citations and full references in APA form at the
end of the post. Once you have done this, apply the ethical theory to your
selected case by explaining how it lends itself to the moral position that
you are defending.
Revise: Read the feedback provided by your professor to your initial
post, either directly to you or to your fellow students. Use this as an
opportunity to learn from your professor, especially with regard to the
best ways to apply the course material and your research to your analysis.
On the basis of what you have learned in this process, post a revision of
your initial post that applies the additional knowledge that you have
Remember that your grade depends
on the quality of your initial and revised responses, not just on the
submission of an attempt at improvement. It is thus to your advantage to
post the best initial post you can and then to also improve that best
effort as much as you can through revision. Taking this process seriously
will help you develop the skills you need to do well on the final project.
Requirements for Your Initial
- Your initial post should be
at least 400 words in length and have citations and references
in APA notation. It should address the prompt in its entirety. This
means that you should not split your response to the prompt in
multiple posts. Your examination should be both thorough and succinct.
This is a combination that demands time and thought, so give yourself
sufficient time to draft and revise.
- Please be advised that
until you post, you will not see what your fellow students are
posting. Once you submit your post, you will be able to view the posts
from your other classmates. You can then proceed to reply to at least
two different threads based on the required material for this
- Your list of references for
your initial post should include the videos and the other required
reading material pertaining to your chosen subject heading, as well as
the ethics, economic, and law components of Weeks One and Two, the
Instructor Guidance, and any other announcements presented to you by
your professor. In addition, your references should include any other
sources that you consult to inform yourself about your chosen case
category (but not Wikipedia or similar sources).