View Poll Results: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

Voters
35. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    26 74.29%
  • No

    9 25.71%
Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 72

Thread: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

  1. #41
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    melbourne florida
    Last Seen
    09-24-15 @ 12:15 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,156

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    good point but Mountain Dew is far better than the horse piss Coke peddles
    If all you want is caffine and sugar or should I say corn syrup

  2. #42
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    melbourne florida
    Last Seen
    09-24-15 @ 12:15 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,156

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Businesses, as Goshin noted, are composed of individuals. These individuals have a responsibility unto themselves and their families (and to a lesser extent, their immediate community) to remain socially ethical. All individuals and businesses must conform to the law unless a law is clearly unethical (segregation).

    These individuals do not have a responsibility to the general public to do what certain segments of the general public believe is ethical.
    That depends on who buys their product.

  3. #43
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:58 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,018

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The problem is they are more concerned about liberal agendas then selling product. I make a choice to try to buy from companies that are concerned with business not social agendas
    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Not impossible but sometimes choosing the lesser of 2 evils. Instad of Pepsico products I use coca cola
    Coca Cola Americans for Truth

    Coca-Cola and Best Buy have been on HRC’s 100-percent Pro-Homosexual Corporations list for two and four years, respectively. Coke’s competitor PepsiCo has been on the HRC list for four years. McDonald’s scores an 85% on the “gay” group’s survey. Click HERE to learn about the HRC’s criteria for ranking companies.

    In 2008, the following 195 ‘Fortune 1,000′ corporations received a perfect 100-percent score from the pro-homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in its “2008 Corporate Equality Index.” Click on AFTAH”s story on McDonald’s 85-percent score — to learn about the pro-”gay” criteria for HRC’s “Corporate Equality Index.” The number next to each corporation’s name and headquarters city indicates how many years that company has received a 100% HRC ranking. (First-year 100% corporations are in bold.) Source: HRC’s 2008 Corporate Equality Index.
    Baptist Press - Coca-Cola joins employers giving benefits to homosexual partners - News with a Christian Perspective

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The Coca-Cola Co. will extend health-care benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees, giving the homosexual rights movement another June victory to go with the same actions by the big three auto makers earlier in the month.

    Coca-Cola's decision -- like those of General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. -- adds to a growing trend among American businesses of granting to the partners of homosexual workers health benefits previously reserved for the spouses of married employees. The soft-drink giant's policy, which was announced June 22, will take effect Jan. 1. The automakers' revision will be effective Aug. 1.
    .... lol.... your anti-homosexual attitude does not need insults to be ridiculed.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 12-27-10 at 02:57 AM.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  4. #44
    Sage
    Lord Tammerlain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:29 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    10,431

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I guess he is going to have to start drinking Mecca Cola
    Happy Hanukkah Cheerfull Kwanzaa
    Happy Christmas Merry New Year Festivus for the rest of us

  5. #45
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    So my question is. If people won't drink pepsi because of their homosexual agenda, do they use google?

  6. #46
    Global Moderator
    Rage More!
    Your Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    26,359

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Dr. Pepper makes this gay happy, you gonna boycott them
    Eat me, drink me, love me;
    Laura make much of me

  7. #47
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,574

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Dr. Pepper makes this gay happy, you gonna boycott them
    Damn, you are a commie and a lesbo

    No chance of you sending the RNC any money this election cycle!!



  8. #48
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,574

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So my question is. If people won't drink pepsi because of their homosexual agenda, do they use google?
    I always wondered what that "AGENDA" was. I guess being a conservative they never called me up and asked for a contribution!



  9. #49
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:38 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,272
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Americans for Truth...how totally misnamed, but absolutely hilarious.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  10. #50
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Last Seen
    01-19-12 @ 03:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    358

    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Do you believe that it's possible for a business to behave unethically even while acting within the bounds of the law? Or do you believe that as long as they're following the letter of the law they've fulfilled all of their responsibilities to society?

    The reason I ask this is because whenever someone on this forum points out a perceived ethical lapse of a corporation, there is a certain contingent of posters who invariably feel the need to chime in with "They're a private business, they can do what they want." This leads me to believe that some people think that legality and ethics are one and the same, and that businesses are morally justified in screwing over the public as much as possible as long as they obey the law.
    I'm one of those who chime in with the "they can do what they want" clause.

    But I don't mean that I think businesses should, in the case of Rand Paul, not serve people based on their race. I think that's terribly wrong. But the law shouldn't get involved either. My point is that even though they may be wrong in their own moral responsibility according to my opinion, what would be more wrong is to tell them what they have to do and take away their freedom. Solving one 'wrong' with a bigger 'wrong' is only worse.

    We have fought for our freedoms - Americans have died for them. Let's not give them up so easily. Let the people decide if such a business should stay in business (by refusing their product) - not the legislature.

Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •