JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICES AND ITS UNETICAL DILEMMAS Introduction Jackson Hewitt Tax Company is known for preparing taxes and getting customers bigger refunds. While the company stands behind its reputation and does a great service to those in need. Research shows that there is some evidence of unethical behavior from the company. Fee increases, fraudulent tax returns, employees pay cut, bonuses not being paid to employees to name a few. A closer look at the organizational behavior of Jackson Hewitt is needed.
They lower their prices and make their products alternative to competitors that are more expensive. Both companies defraud their consumers by pretending to deliver high culture to the masses (Cave & Klein, 2000). Consumers normally do not recognize the false advertisement because IKEA and Old Navy put their items in popular shows and commercial, so that customers will buy
It has a part in the efforts which are increasing the controls on Wall Street designed to protect American consumers. TexPIRG is involved in requiring banks and other businesses to protect our personal information in order to protect us from identity theft. Certain businesses like pawn shops, pay day loan companies, and rent-to-own stores prey on working families, low income people and the military when they are cash poor. As a result, they pay high prices for poor quality goods with high interest or user fees in the form of the difference between what is paid monthly for the furniture, for example, and the actual purchase price. Pay day loan companies and pawn shops skirt limits on interest rates by claiming other costs, so people who use these companies lose a lot of the money that was in short supply already.
Situation Analysis Five Force: The force of Supplier is powerful, they sell raw materials at a high price to capture some of the industry's profits. The force of customer is powerful, too. Our auto-producing customers have the erratic production schedules. The competitive also struggling with earn decrease and production decrease. The threat of the substitution and new entry are weak.
Roosevelt felt some trusts were integral to the economy, and actually worked to preserve them. The way Roosevelt saw it, trusts that increased the prices of their products purely to increase profit margins weren’t helpful in any way, however trusts that kept reasonable prices and benefitted the economy could be considered positive. Hoping to disband bad trusts
John Nunez Professor Hayward GB 110 10/23/14 Business men are seen with this predetermined notion of being greedy, as if business men only go into the field to gain profits. These notions still exist today, however the question arises, are these notions true? I would argue that these notions are true because the original purpose of a business is to make profit. Thus it makes sense for most people to go into the field for the purpose of making money, but why is it seen as bad for people to be greedy? Greed is a powerful motivator, in this country we have many people and events in history that show us how powerful of a motivator greed can be, from people like Andrew Carnegie, to the gold rush.
Of these, one in particular is overly abused and tends to drag the United States’ economy down even further. Government funded food stamps, which are one of many leading factors of the debt crisis, were implemented as a plan to indirectly stimulate the economy by giving disadvantaged families a chance to get on their feet. This would eventually lead to them returning what money they were given to the system via taxes and facilitate the trickling-down of money, which would in turn help others in similar situations. Despite such a brilliant plan, this program quickly went awry and has caused economic turbulence since its implementation. The United States has racked up an astronomical amount of debt over the years.
Paying bailout CEOs exorbitant bonuses a. Welfare: Practice defended as needed to retain top executive talent, which enables companies to perform well and hopefully ultimately repay debt to nation b. Liberty: Enabling companies to pay what market demands defended as consistent with individual freedom c. Virtue: Potential real reason behind resistance is that it would award perceived losers, and being an loser is not a virtue Trolley Case 1st Version: Driving a trolley, see five workers ahead, have option to flip switch and divert onto track only killing one o Sandel argues you’d agree ethical thing to do is flip
“Being an American is also about making profits.” For me, being an economics major, I knew that Americans run their lives on their economic situation, and many times to make profits it is about seeing opportunities, and to some sense exploiting people, but they want to be exploited because it is called work. If people work for you and they do not produce more than they are worth, then the owner does not get a profit. You have to understand to appreciate your profit ability notion and that is all a part of being an American. This is clearly seen in the article, My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Vargas. Jose’s driving force for staying in the United States was the ability to make profits and have a higher standard of living.
How about making great increases on taxes for the rich? Wouldn’t that reduce the income from their industries and businesses as well as making it hard for them to maintain all their employees? It’s interesting how the big earners are portrayed as being extravagant, spending on luxurious goods while the middle class who have foreclosures and bankruptcy are only portrayed as caring about their children to go to good schools. Oh! How