Spotting Ethical Situations
According to Rushworth M. Kidder in his book How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living (Morrow, 1995), an action or statement is wrong if it does one or more of the following:
1 - violates the law
2 - is untrue
3 - deviates from community/group values
Conversely, ethical actions or statements would do the opposite of one or more of the above.
Your assignment is to find a newspaper or magazine article that describes an action you believe to be either ethically right or wrong. If the article is on paper or you've printed it, attach it to this sheet for submission. If it is available on the web, write its URL in the space I've left for it below. Proceed to answer the following 3 questions as clearly and concisely as you can in the spaces provided. Proofread and correct your responses for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and complete sentences.
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