segunda-feira, 25 de setembro de 2017

PROFIT AT ANY PRICE? Ethics and responsibility in the business world

Hello, folks!

As we discussed last lesson, Business environment is full of conflicts and sometimes it is common to find companies surpassing some limits, what leads them into an unethical way. You´ll find 2 parts of movies below. The first video comes from "Thanks for smoking" and the other video is a fragment of "A good year". After watching them, discuss with friends about :

1. Tobbaco industry and human healthy. What´s the limit for making profit selling cigarettes?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcdKGosBenY


Watch the next video now. 

2. Do you believe it is possible making profit in the Stock Market honestly? What´s your opinion about the manipulation of figures, investment, sales and purchasing on the video?




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  2. Jonathan - 155075151301925 de setembro de 2017 14:51

    Wow, on the first video it was funny to see how "honest" he was, but at the same time he was just planning a way to sell his cigarretes and look good for the media. The second video was really interesting to see how they manipulated the stock market to make money, what's really unfair with the stock brokers who works with honesty.

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    1. I totally agree with you, Jonathan, it´s really unfair when you manipulate the figures and take advantages on the stock market.

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  3. Businesses are businesses. But, the most important are the laws and people. The objective is always the profit (sure) and the have benefits to population.

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    1. You´re right when you state that, Pollaco, there are rules to follow, laws to take into account, although sometimes business looks like WILD, rsrs.

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  6. In the first film the industry knows that the tobacco business is harmful to health and tries to fight the fall of consumption and profits, using the strategy of reasonable doubt.
    In the second film is already a manipulation not perceptible easily by the operators of the stock exchange and it is clear the use of intelligence and cunning for evil.
    But looking coldly at the business world, we see that these are real methods used in this boundless world.

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    1. That´s so true, Edson, although it looks like scary, most of the times, even when it´s illegal, business world sometimes includes evil and unethical strategies.

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  7. the great industries only want to know about profits even if thousands of lives are harmed

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    1. Unfortunately, capilist world follows this rule you´ve just describe above. Profit first, quality of life of most human beings, after, veeeeery after.

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