Consider these three problems. In writing a paper about all three of them individually, identify the consequences of the actions taken, and then determine whether the actions taken represented a greater good, who would benefit from the good, and whether the consequences ethically justify the decisions and actions.
1. The Mayor of a large city was given a free membership in an exclusive golf club by people who have received several city contracts. He also accepted gifts from organizations that have not done business with the City but might in the future. The gifts ranged from $200 tickets to professional sports events to designer watches and jewelry.
First thing we learned in this class is the definition of Ethics. It is about making decisions among possible choices; we can only take action after deciding. Locke’s would address the problem by telling the mayor that what he did is unethical. Locke believe in the standard of moral judgment. In this situation, the mayor did not have any moral judgment when he accepted gifts from the organization that have not done business with the city. It is nice to receive a gift from somebody but sometimes people tend to……