Ethics Analysis of “Inside Job”
a. Analyze this film from any
ONE of these 3 ethical perspectives: justice as fairness, utilitarian, or a
Identify the issues from the
perspective you choose and cite specific examples, individuals and
organizations in the film.
Be sure to differentiate between
descriptive and prescriptive viewpoints.
b. After watching this film,
what do you think should be the relationship between business and
What should be the role of
government in markets?
What could lead you to change
Things to consider:
-From the justice
perspective, who benefitted and who was harmed in the crisis?
Who carried the greatest
burdens from the crisis?
Describe those benefits and
-From a deontological
perspective, who had duties and obligations? Be specific in identifying Individuals? Public institutions? Firms?
What were those duties and
obligations? Be specific.
What obstacles kept those
individuals or organizations from carrying out their responsibilities?
-Using a utilitarian analysis,
what is meant by “the greater good”? Whose (which stakeholders) interests are
meant to be taken into consideration? Be specific.
Specific to the crisis, whose
interests are not represented if a utilitarian solution is used?