1. Aaron Feuerstein became something of an overnight national hero by protecting his workers. Feuerstein said, “It was the right thing to do and there’s a moral imperative to do it, irrespective of the consequences.”
a. Was Feuerstein employing utilitarian or formalist reasoning? Explain.
2. Commenting on Feuerstein’s approach to his employees’ needs, Wharton School professor Michael Useem said, “The thinking is: employees can be seen as an ultimate competitive advantage. If you treat them well, they’ll pay you back in really hard work later on.”
a. Was Useem expressing formalist or utilitarian reasoning?
9. Should American companies refuse to do business in countries that:
a. Do not practice democracy?
b. Routinely practice discrimination?
c. Tolerate or even encourage the abuse of children? Explain.