If No Law Is Broken, Is There Anything Wrong with Dumping?

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Case 1.1 Question: If no law is broken, is there anything wrong with dumping? If so, when is it wrong and why? Do any moral considerations support dumping products overseas when this violates U.S. law? To answer this first we would have to know what dumping is. According to the book “Dumping is a term apparently coined by Mother Jones magazine to refer to the practice of exporting to other countries products that have been banned or declared hazardous in the United States”. (Shaw, 2005) There are other sources for the meaning of dumping though. One of these can be found at stfrancis.edu, which says dumping is “when a foreign company sells their products or services in a market at a price which is below their cost of production in order to gain market share.” (Powers) With the first definition we can see that it’s morally wrong. You are selling products that have been proven to be bad for people to use. It doesn’t matter how much damage it could cause, you are intentionally harming people. This would make it wrong all the time, because you know the products that you are selling are going to harm someone. With the second definition this becomes a little blurry. In a free market you should be able to sell your products at whatever price you want to. But it becomes wrong when you are selling your products at such a low price that you put all other companies out of business. When you are using this form of dumping, you put people out of work because their company can no longer afford to keep them on. Either way I don’t see any moral reasoning that would support dumping products overseas if it’s illegal. First you are breaking a law that has been setup to protect people. You are also intentionally causing harm to others, if you follow either definition. By both definitions you should find another way to take care of your business. Case 1.2 Question: Do you

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