Case 2: Cynthia Cooper and WorldCom (Ethics) 1. Describe the ethical issues faced by: a. Cynthia Cooper – Like Cynthia stated in the article, “She loved her job” , she was consumed for weeks with what the right decision was. She knew that if she spoke up about her findings 10’s of thousands of people could lose their jobs, their savings and their stock options. On the other hand Cynthia knew she had a responsibility to the company’s shareholders and her own moral conscious. b. Bernie Ebbers – I feel that Bernie was one of those individuals who didn’t mean to get caught up in the financial snares of corporate America.
DMC PSY/220 Week 4 checkpoint-Intelligence versus Wisdom A good example of an intelligent person that made some unwise choices in her life would be Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart is a successful business woman, author, publisher, television personality and American icon. She is an intelligent and educated woman; building her empire herself, and becoming a very successful woman despite many struggles. However, Martha Stewart made some incredibly un-intelligent choices regarding her stock market dealings resulting in imprisonment and some personal embarrassment. To be more specific, Martha Stewart was convicted of conspiracy, making false statements in a federal trial, and obstruction of justice over the sale of ImClone Systems stock at an incredibly critical time.
In the past, people expected to see a male at the top of most organizational hierarchies. At many companies, the proverbial glass ceiling has kept women from gaining access to the highest positions in the company, creating a good ole boys club of sorts within many professional business industries. While several women have shattered the glass ceiling and advanced beyond the limitations traditionally placed on women within corporate America, some have taken an entrepreneurial approach to self-empowerment and success in the business world. This assessment highlights aspects of Mary Kay Ash as a successful entrepreneur and identifies certain personal characteristics that helped make her successful. Most people are familiar with Mary Kay, Inc., yet are unfamiliar with the core philosophies and values touted by the woman who founded the company, Mary Kay Ash.
Sylvia Vega Smith, a mother of four children, worked as a wholesaler for BNC and was making commission money hand over fist; $16,000 per month. Sylvia states that some of the underwriters demanded that they receive brides to make the wholesalers loans go through. The bribes ranged from $1,000 to $2,500 for the first ten loans to the next twenty. When Sylvia’s underwriter wanted a bribe, or spinoff, from Sylvia she refused. Upon refusing her files stated missing and the $16,000 commission she was making began to drop, her boss told her if she was not going to fall in line then he “was going to make an example of her to the others” (Hellriegel & Slocum) According to the lawsuit, Coleen e-mailed the Regional Vice President of Operations to tell them that the male wholesaler had tried to bribe
Many people believe that the trickle-down theory is just an excuse to justify favoring the rich financially and the benefits keep going to those richer people. This may have begun with Reagan, mostly. But I think this problem did not just happen suddenly. This was something that started as a small justification for reasons the economy was looking horrible to the majority. But, it took years for us to create the mess America is now seeing with these theories in place.
The fact is that prostitutes in the Old West were good for the economy of a town and brought in money. In a wild time, these scandalous women wore makeup, and short skirts. They kept company with rough men and supported themselves the only way they knew how. Their lives were difficult, and many of them died at a young age. The life of a prostitute in the Old West was nothing like the movies.
Next social class is implicitly identified. This is evident when the wealthy feel superior to the poor, or even with your American express card color. In other words, if Maria the housecleaner went into Louis Vuitton to shop, she’d probably get terrible customer service compared to Rihanna. So because we treat each other differently based on these classifications, it is evident that American history isn't truly our identity. Furthermore, I disagree with Lapham about the importance of knowing American history in detail to be a good American.
Joining the Game Panic Oliver writes, “No one knows who invented panic, or when it first began” (6). Lauren Oliver wrote panic, a book about a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher because the challenges were difficult. The town of Carp was a poverty stricken area, several graduating seniors were motivated to play the game because the pot was sixty seven thousand dollars. Even though money was the main motivation to join the game, there are other reason why one might join the game. We will discuss the reason why Heather, Dodge and Natalie joined the game, and what effects the game had on them.
The rich media tycoons pay a lot of money to the government and you can say they have them in their pockets. The media tycoon’s are losing a lot of money per year compared to their profit breaking years in the past. Me being a fellow preacher of gaining knowledge, I find this law extremely false and unjust. The online piracy law that is intact right now states we can only download a copy of something we already have in our possession or its theft. But if we find the definition of theft it includes that while the person has something stolen from them they must no longer have what was stolen.
First of all, the Tea Party is poorly funded, and many skeptics consider those who do fund it to be conservative, self-interested business elites who seek to expand their fortunes by avoiding tax hikes. Furthermore, because the Tea Party had literally no national organization and no national voice, it was widely regarded with criticism and ridicule. For instance, Rasmussen and Schoen note former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s comment regarding the Tea Party Movement: “This initiative is funded by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep focus on the tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle-class”