Business Ethics

Philosophy 160, Queens College, Spring 2012

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Topics and Teams

DEBATE 1: WEDNESDAY 02/29/2012

CAN CAPITALISM LEAD TO HUMAN HAPPINESS?

Required Readings: Smith, Marx

Suggested Readings: Friedman, Nielsen

Pro:
1. Anthony Centineo
2. Timothy Lei
3. Juhyun Shin

Con:
1. Carl Chen
2. Gregory Cohen
3. Shana Dabush

DEBATE 2: MONDAY 03/19/2012

IS INCREASING PROFITS THE ONLY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS?

Required Readings: Friedman, Freeman

Suggested Readings: Levitt, Stone, Porter and Kramer

Pro:
1. Benjamin Goldsmith
2. Vincent Manzella
3. Sean Razack
4. Stanley St. Luce

Con:
1. Nick Cavalcanti
2. Mark Gutman
3. Marylou Rubio
4. Gavin Wachtel

DEBATE 3: WEDNESDAY 03/28/2012

DO CORPORATIONS HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ENVIRONMENT?

Required Readings: Baxter, Bowie

Suggested Readings: Blackstone, Beckerman, Hoffman, Leopold, Singer

Pro:
1. Kefan Li
2. Elyssa Nucero
3. Zachary Schlessel
4. Huanle Su

Con:
1. Diana Kim
2. Juhee Lee
3. Arielle Miller
4. Jeremy Schwartz

DEBATE 4: WEDNESDAY 04/25/2012

IS CEO COMPENSATION JUSTIFIED BY PERFORMANCE?

Required Readings: Rawls, Nozick, Singer

Suggested Readings: Huang, Kay, Murphy, Newton, Woolard

Pro:
1. Zhe Liu
2. Joe Ripepe
3. Sime Skibola
4. Joshua Wallace

Con:
1. Joshua Akshlomo
2. Benjamin Gluck
3. Visham Ishwaridin
4. Alex Lem

DEBATE 5: WEDNESDAY 05/09/2012

WAS THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN OF 2008?

Required Readings: Bogle and Blankfein

Suggested Readings: Dobos, Argandona, Neilsen, James

Pro:
1. John Echavarria
2. Niesha Ellis
3. Ben Mishiev
4. Abram Niyazova

Con:
1. Frederico Leite
2. Daniel Ozery
3. Song Ngo
4. Jonathan Vega

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