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Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. In each response, provide comments on your classmate’s topic idea and ask a question that prompts your classmate to think more critically about how to explore the research topic in more detail. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words.

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JARROD’S POST:

 

Explain the implications of globalization.

Many people believe the advance of globalization is inevitable.  The world is so connected and intertwined that decisions in one part of the world immediately affect the rest of the world.  In fact, I believe the world is connected that some decisions are made upon knee jerk reactions.  I have to wonder if some decisions are made to quickly and not thought threw because leaders feel they must be quick to react, instead of sitting back and gathering facts before a decision is made.

Identify at least two ethical issues that go along with the global societal topic you have chosen for your final essay.

My final essay subject is international drug trafficking.  The ethical issues that go along with drug trafficking seems to be a simple subject to me.  International drug trafficking or drug trafficking in general is illegal, hence the ethical issue.  But from the little research I have done I have found that drug trafficking is just the tip of the iceberg.  Jenner states, “The somber side of globalization is a complicated network of illicit markets ranging from drugs and arms trafficking to the smuggling of humans into slavery and prostitution” (Jenner, 2011).  I could write an entire paper on the ethical issues just in that quote.

Explain how globalization contributes to or affects these ethical dilemmas.

Globalization works the same for criminals as it does for legitimate businesses.  Information can be passed in the blink of an eye and if you factor in the dark web and numerous money transferring applications, traffickers have limitless possibilities to communicate and transfer money.

Propose solutions to these ethical dilemmas that are feasible financially, socially, and culturally

I believe to slow the spread of drugs and trafficking in general, would be a financial nightmare.  I believe the United Nations needs to put the pressure on countries with known drug producers, Columbia for example.  A second option I have found while researching is the legalization of drugs.  I have found this unrealistic but I am still researching the option.  Jenner argues, “Universal legalization would reverse these trends (violence and profitability). It would take the profits out of the industry and put a stop to violent trafficking, possibly ending the drug trade as we know it” (Jenner, 2011).  I believe legalization is a noble idea but I do not think it would work on the global stage.  It would have to be legalize on the global scale.

References

Jenner Matthew S. (2011). International Drug Trafficking: A Global Problem with a Domestic Solution. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 18(2), 901. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.2979/indjglolegstu.18.2.901

MATTHEW’S POST:

 

Explain the implications of globalization.

Globalization has driven businesses to operate on an international scale bringing many changes to other countries.  While there are many upsides to globalization, there are also some implications.  Globalization continues to separate rich and developing countries as the average income difference increases over time (Arditi, 2004).  As the countries benefitting from globalization thrive, developing countries suffer from issues such as starvation.

Identify at least two ethical issues that go along with the global societal topic you have chosen for your final essay.

My societal topic for the final essay is poverty and income inequality.  An ethical issue faced by poverty and income inequality is that many believe it is not their problem and that people facing these issues need to make changes.  In a discussion of the evolution of ethical values, Anis (2013), states some people think “man is supposed to adjust his behavior and conduct accordingly” (p. 66).  Without a changed perspective, people with that belief raises ethical concerns.  Another ethical issue is an unequal balance in the distribution of wealth.  Going back to some of the implications of globalization, countries benefiting from jobs and wealth do not always want to level the playing field.

Explain how globalization contributes to or affects these ethical dilemmas.

Globalization has both a positive and negative affect on these ethical dilemmas.  Since organizations expand globally to globalize the business, many countries receive additional opportunities for new jobs and sometimes higher pay.  The money earned by the citizens of these countries allows them to pull themselves out of poverty.  Meanwhile, the other countries struggle to make ends meet because their jobs may be in direct competition to a neighboring state that is thriving from globalization.

Propose solutions to these ethical dilemmas that are feasible financially, socially, and culturally.

I think that globalization is necessary in the world we live in today.  Technology has brought the world closer than ever, but some changes need making to overcome the ethical dilemmas we face.  Poverty and income inequality are problems that need addressing collectively by global citizens coming together.  Using modern technology, we can identify the areas in the world that suffer from poverty and income inequality.  More organizations can expand their businesses to different parts of the world where people are suffering from locating decent-paying jobs.  If the jobs come to these parts of the world, there may be fewer issues with these ethical dilemmas.

References

Anis, A. (2013). A global ethics for a globalized world. Policy Perspectives, 10(1) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/docview/1314522381?accountid=32521

Arditi, B. (2004). From globalism to globalization: the politics of resistance 1. New Political Science, 26(1), 5–22. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1080/0739314042000185102

Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. In each response, provide comments that prompt further critical thinking and insight on your classmate’s perspective on ethical values as they relate to their personal, academic, and professional lives. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words

CHARLES’S POST:

 

Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and professional growth:  Ethical behavior is when we understand the difference between right and wrong. The word ethics as a technical term also refers to morals and character (Anis, 2013).   With personal and professional growth people need to model behavior for others, treating people with respect and integrity during interactions. Using ethics for academic growth refer to completing your own work and giving credit when you cite another persons research and work.  Do not plagiarize.

Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered, and describe how the issue was resolved: This issue goes back many years, but it has stuck with me.  At the time I was early on in my career and was up for a promotion that was going to happen within 30 days.  I was discussing procedures with a group of associates that I worked with and challenged them on a process that I thought we could do better.  The process we were discussing happened every week and I started to see the numbers decline.  I am guessing they were frustrated with me because I was seeking explanations and action plans to correct.  They contacted HR and stated that I used abusive language towards them plus threatened their jobs.  I was investigated on the situation, but found it difficult because all three of their stories were aligned.  My defense was I had no records in my file of this style of behavior and if I had issues that were that severe I would of coached the associates one on one.  It was resolved when two of the three associates came forward and stated that they all fabricated the story because they were upset, but at the end of the day they understood they were not doing the job to the companies expectations.  It took four days before the truth came out, but it could of put me in a tough situation if they did not do the ethical thing.

Describe how your general education courses have influenced your ethical values: Courses have communicated the expectations to act responsibly and ethically when completing work. “An educated person is also responsible for using his or her gained knowledge in a way that does not cause harm (Jwood00, 2017).  The general education courses allowed me to think about my ethics, especially when taking quizzes and completing research papers.

Tony

References:

Anis, A. (2013). A global ethics for a globalized world. Policy Perspectives, 10(1) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/docview/1314522381?accountid=32521 (Links to an external site.)

Jwood00. (2017, December 18). Responsibilities of an Educated Person. Retrieved from https://hubpages.com/education/Responsibilities-of-an-educated-person

JONATHAN’S POST:

 

  • Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and professional growth.

I feel the following quote explains what having ethics means in the modern age.  “Modern ethical life is still the ethical life of individuals whose self-identity contains the identity of moral spirit, and virtues have a very important influence on the self-identical moral characters.”(Gong & Zhang, 2010, p. 1)  When someone is ethical, they can determine what is right or wrong byidentifying with their morals.  I feel being ethical in our personal, academic, and professional growth will assist in everything we do. By being ethical in our lives, our kids, family, and friends see us as someone who does what is right and moral.  Ethics in our academic growth allows us as students to identify how to take credit for our work, and do the research to validate our answers.  Professional growth and ethics, is only going to enhance your career as you earn more responsibility, and demonstrate to supervisors that you can determine what is right and wrong.

  • Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered, and describe how the issue was resolved.

For the past few years, my Air Force career lead me into recruiting.  Over the course of my time as a recruiter supervisor, I have had multiple parents of kids who want to join, have medical concerns, or past negative legal trouble ask me to lie about their child in order for them to be allowed to join, or to not mention certain disqualifying things so a waiver could be requested.  Each time this occurs we remind the parents or applicant of our core value of integrity and, byfalsifying information it will come back later and could have a negative impact on their career.  I have explained that would be unethical, and under no circumstances will any recruiter lie about these issues, as that puts the recruiter’s career in jeopardy as well.

  • Describe how your general education courses have influenced your ethical values.

The two classes that I feel best influenced my ethical values were GEN 103 Information literacy, and SOC 120 Introduction to ethics and social responsibility.  I feel that information literacy, really opened my eyes to the fact that even professionals have been caught taking credit for other works, and acting unethically.  I really never thought about plagiarism, other than to just not take credit for other work, and cite, quote or paraphrase when other work is used within my own paper.  Introduction to ethics and social responsibility, broke down personal ethics and where it comes from.  This course explained the different ethical perspectives, how someone’s culture, emotions, and even personal goals have an effect on ethical perspectives.

References

Ahmad, A. (2013). A global ethics for a globalized world. Policy Perspectives, 10(1), 63-77. https://www.jstor.org/journal/polipers (Links to an external site.)

Gong, Q., & Zhang, L. (2010). Virtue ethics and modern society–A response to the thesis of the modern predicament of virtue ethicsFrontiers of Philosophy in China, 5(2), 255-265. doi:10.1007/s11466-010-0014-5

Hill, L. (2015). Classical stoicism and the birth of a global ethics: Cosmopolitan duties in a world of local loyaltiesSocial Alternatives, (1), 14. Retrieved from https://www.informit.org/informit-literature-culture-collection (Links to an external site.)

Newton, L. (1998 ). Decision procedures for Ethics: DEAL carrying on without resolution (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.). In Doing good and avoiding evil [Manual]. http://www.rit.edu/~w-ethics/resources/manuals/dgae1p7.html

Yi, J. (Director & Producer), Giddy, P. (Director). Altinay, H., Laffont, G., Weinhardt, C., Wiese, J., … Qiu, Y. (Producers). (2012). Global civics: Social ethics in an interdependent world (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.

 
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