Poverty and Polluting Case Study
By Toccara Johnson
March 1, 2013
Determine the ethical implications of business polluting in a third world country. Businesses go into these countries and set up camp. Meaning they go there and pollute the country with all those toxic waste chemicals and the land, air and water is then contaminated so bad that the people who live there end up sick from eating, drinking or breathing these toxins. I don’t know if they feel that because they are hiring the natives to work for them and help pollute it is ok to do this in their countries. These companies may think they are helping them with jobs but what’s the use of working when you’re going to wind up sick or dead for inhaling the fumes from the machines that they use. The companies know for a fact that what they are doing is harmful to these people who have to live there. Its unhealthy for these people to walk outside, eat or drink so what makes them think it’s a good idea to work around the chemicals. Businesses say that this is good for the economy, when in fact they know they are killing the environment and putting people lives in danger. These companies are only for themselves, endangering humans and nature just to make money is unethical and immoral, and knowingly doing so is deceiving. Suggest the reasons a business may conduct operations in a third world country and disregard any standards of pollution control. That’s a simple answer, they do it to make a profit, and because they can do it without any penalty. If they do get any consequences, they just get a fine and a slap on the wrist and the companies continue to do what they do best, manufacture where they want to and keep up their revenue. They will continue to go over to Brazil, Africa or China and manufacture their products, get free or cheap labor to help them pollute and destroy and they will make their profits. They don’t care that the waste they leave behind causes diseases...