Strayer Business Ethics Assignment 1 Essay

1547 WordsAug 26, 20127 Pages
Occupy Wall Street Movement Professor Almeta Slater-Rogers BUS309 Business Ethics July 27, 2012 Ethical behavior in business is consistent with the principles, norms, and standards of business practice that have been agreed upon by society. The focus of the Occupy Wall Street is for better wealth equality across the nation. The basis of the Occupy movement was brought about by ongoing financial fraud and wanting the wrong doers to be brought to justice. The movement wants to separate money from politics. The Occupy Wall Street movement also wants a more equal distribution of the wealth with the goal of ending the greed and corruption maintained by the wealthiest 1% of the American population. The idea is to rebuild the wealth, based on policy reform such as policies to reduce and eliminate corporate influence in politics. The movement wants to reform the current tax structure, create new jobs, reform health care, and improve policies that involve environment and energy, improve the current state of the educational system, and create anti-war policies. While Americans are more likely to blame the federal government for the nation's economic situation, 26% of all Americans consider themselves as supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement and are more likely to blame Wall Street. Those participating in the sit in want a better quality of life and to be politically heard. The group represents themselves as the 99% of humanity that will not tolerate the 1% greed and corruption of corporations. Foreclosures, bailouts to corporations, executive bonuses, educational debts, and outsourced labor leaving people without health care and jobs, these ethical dilemmas are a portion of the movement against business practices. The message is lack of caring for individuals and the lack of systems protecting human rights. I would compare this to the
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