McDonald’s has realized the importance of getting their food to the public fast, with that being said this organization has accumulated 1.8 million employees. This is where some of the ethical issues come in to play as a global organization. Child labor laws and the limit of hours that people are able to work vary greatly from country to country. While McDonald’s wants to profit from their service to the public, they do not want to profit at the suffering of their employees working too much or in horrible conditions. In America we have child labor laws in place to ensure that employees under the age of 17 years old are not working too many hours in a row or in an overall week.
To rid out economy of the penny, the government would first needed to confront a public greatly in favor of preserving the penny. As indicated by Source E, a poll by the prestigious Harris group, public opinion shows a strong desire to keep the penny. Not only in removing the penny would need the census of two-thirds the population of these view, but also the physical wealth needed to fund for such costly and logistically near-impossible change. As shown in source A, state economies that depend on penny production for continued prosperity, such as Tennessee, would suffer economic adversity if this was to be amended. In the end, the benefits to be reaped by ending the penny are not worth the investment involved.
Should the federal government maintain the social safety net for all of its citizens? One in seven Americans receive food stamps, a number that's up sharply since the financial crisis. Most experts agree unemployment and underemployment have contributed to the number of people in need of food assistance. The government should stop expanding food stamps because of many reasons which are people are so dependent on the government, there is a lot of fraud that goes on while receiving food stamps, and that the government is spending way too much money on the poor while other things can help them get back on their feet. Some people may argue that access to food stamps is essential for needy families.
(www.cnpp.usda.gov) Also, two out of three school children eat what the National School Lunch Programs (NSLP) provides. The school lunches consist of frozen veggies, non-fresh fruit and processed meats. All processed foods are full of chemicals. Parents need to do something about the lunch that is being provided to our children. We need to stand up for them and get the schools to provide healthy foods.
There are reasons for firms to outsource their productions. Large retailers such as Walmart had tremendous negotiating power over its contract manufactures, firms had to continually reduce prices in order to compete in the market. As a result, they have to looking for oversea vendors where the labor cost is very low, in order to cut costs and make profits. In addition, contract vendors helped Mattel address the highly seasonal nature of its business. There were three problems in the Mattel’s toys which were lead excess paint, defective design and misuse by customers.
Questions 1. What are the pressures that lead executives and managers to cook the books? The main pressures were coming from the economic recession and the aftermath of dot-com bubble collapse which then causes the industry conditions began to deteriorate in 2000. The competition among existing company and the new entrants were becoming more heightened; the company became overcapacity and the demand for telecommunication services reduced significantly. And the pressure to maintain a 42% of expense-to-revenue ratio (E/R ratio) had also becoming one of the forces that lead the executives and the manager to cook the books in order to make it looked good at the public’s eyes.
A LOT OF PEOPLE ARGUE THAT YOU NEED TO “KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES”, BUT I FEEL THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT PERSONAL OPINION. IT HAS BEEN ARGUED THAT THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE CHOICE NOT TO EVOLVE TECHNOLOGY CAUSE OTHERS TO SUFFER. OTHER WAYS IT HAS AFFECTED EVERYDAY LIFE IS BY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCING SUCH AS GOING FROM PAYING EVERYTHING WITH CASH TO BANKS USING CHECKS FOR PURCHASES. THEY NOW HAVE DEBT AND CREDIT CARDS AVAILABLE INSTEAD OF CHECKS. THERE ARE OLDER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE USING THESE TYPES OF PAYMENTS.
Does society know that the government can impose restrictions what students are eating for lunch? What foods do students enjoy eating for lunch? The foods that they enjoy the most might not be allowed to be served in their school cafeteria. The government is finding ways to change cafeteria food to be improved and healthier for the consumers. This will result in improved, healthier lunches and breakfasts around the country.
The practice of schools receiving money in return for allowing large corporations to advertise on campuses is unacceptable because it undermines the wellbeing of students by providing an anti-school learning environment and promoting unhealthy eating, and angers parents. For schools facing extreme budget cuts, a branded scoreboard on the football field or advertisement on player uniforms is often a viable option to help bring about much-needed cash. Often during extreme monetary crises the first things to get cut are programs like the arts, e.g. band, glee, drama, musical theater, painting, etc. Corporate sponsorship can help fund and keep programs like these active and alive.
Many countries are trying to do something to make their children’s life healthier by promoting healthy food and diets campaigns. Obesity is a worldwide disaster that ruins lives. Obesity is being fat or overweight and that affects their lives in negative ways. The primary reasons of obesity are actually parents; they’re the ones who decide what type of food their child eats and they specify the amount of food the child gets. However, the studies of the American academy of child and adolescent psychiatry showed that between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.