Ethics in business essay: “personal values vs. corporate interests”


The NY Times letter, “Personal Values vs. Corporate Interests” is the basis for your writing assignment. The link is: (Links to an external site.) and the pdf is:  Personal Values v. Corporate Interests.pdf

You need to answer the following, and remember to use the ethical frameworks, theories and principles we are discussing in class.

  • Please write what you think the role of corporations (both publicly and privately owned) is in addressing the areas the letter writer lists and others.
  • What is the proper balance between “the precepts of private enterprise” and “our pressing social and human needs”?
  • What criteria should CEOs and corporations apply in considering the proper balance?
  • What is the role of ethics in your analysis?

The paper should be between 2 and 4 pages in length, double-spaced 11 or 12 point font. I will grade based on the analysis and how clearly the ideas are expressed. 

 Please submit the paper in Canvas by 6:00pm on October 26, 2020, and email me a copy of the paper. As noted in the Syllabus, I will provide unlimited feedback on ideas/directions/etc. or respond to questions, including those on citations, but I will NOT review drafts.   


Approximately 250 words