Poverty and Pollution Essay

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POVERTY & POLLUTION Business Ethics 309 08/26/12 Business Ethics 309 08/26/12 The entire world has been divided into three different groups during the cold war era. The world has been broken down by political, social, and economical status. The third world countries are considered to be the poorest and most underdeveloped of the three groups, they often struggle to get some kind of economic balance. They are very dependent on the developed countries to help them in their struggle. The countries that make up the third world are Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The First World is considered to b the U.S. and its allies. The second world includes China, the Soviet Union, and all their allies. However we will focus more on the third world as it pertains to the case study. Determine the ethical implications of businesses polluting in a third world country. Explain your rationale. The ethical implications of businesses polluting into the third world countries remain the same as if it were the first and or second countries. The very same hazards will be brought on those people. The difference is many of those from the third world cannot afford to fight for their right to good health neither can they afford to be seen be doctor who can treat them for illnesses brought on them by these pollutants. They continue to suffer because of their lack. I don’t believe that it is ethical or moral to use their weakness to our advantage. Suggest the reasons a business may conduct operations in a third world country and disregard any standards of pollution control. I believe that a company may consider doing business in a third world country because for one to get labors in that county will cost that business next to nothing compared to doing business in more developed countries. Because of greed and the constant want for more, many businesses continue

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