20 Engineering Ethics: An Industrial Perspective
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QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. What elements of utilitarianism, duty ethics, rights ethics, and virtue
ethics are present in the U.S. criminal justice system?
2. View The Corporation, a 2003 documentary produced by Achbar &
Simpson that details the history and power of corporations. What federal
agencies regulate the actions of corporations in the United States? Provide
three recent examples of government regulation and, for each example,
comment on the effectiveness of the regulation.
3. In The Corporation, one of the main interviewees is Ray C. Anderson,
founder and chairman of the board of Interface, Inc., the largest commer-
cial carpet manufacturer in the world. In 1994, Anderson pledged that his
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