Economics And Ethics
Choose either Option A or Option B and post a 150+ word discussion by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT,
Be specific and give examples, using at least two outside references, to buttress your argument. Cite all sources in APA format.
“Economic inequality is the most destructive force in any society. However, any forcible means to equalize economic situations are destructive to both innovation and civic responsibility. Civic responsibility should mean that those who are at the extreme high end of the wealth bell curve willingly share their good fortune with those who are at the bottom of the wealth bell curve. Any failure to do so should be considered a betrayal of citizenship in favor of the self.
The Discussions this week raise two separate issues that, nevertheless, are connected by questions of economic methods. In Option B the issue can go down many rabbit holes – be careful. Very large books have been written on the topic. I am not asking for a definitive solution, but rather your thoughts on the subject. Remember, this is an ethics class, I expect your thoughts to reflect what you feel is the ethical approach.