In chapters 1 and 2, Ghillyer discusses ethical theory, and applied ethics.
Applied ethics is putting ethical theories into practice. Ghillyer, p. 8.
This assignment calls for you to give an example of applied ethics.
Recall that Step 1 of Ghillyer’s three-step process for solving ethical problems was to analyze the consequences of unethical actions. This requires identifying who is helped, and who is harmed by the unethical behavior. In other words, to identify the stakeholders or “key players impacted by any potentially unethical behavior”. Ghillyer, p. 24.
Your assignment is to:
Penalties will apply for failure to follow these instructions:
For example (my own hypothetical but based on a real case):
XYZ Tobacco Company imports a special Brand X tobacco from Brazil that is higher in nicotine content than tobacco from the United States. By blending Brand X tobacco into its products, XYZ manipulates the nicotine content of its products. The company conceals its activities from the Food and Drug Administration because blending Brand X tobacco to manipulate nicotine levels would subject the company to the agency’s regulatory authority as a drug manufacturer. Each year, XYZ files false statements with the FDA that do not properly disclose its Brand X imports in response to official requests the government sends to all U.S. tobacco companies asking for a list of all tobacco imports.