South African Investment

1060 words 5 pages
A South African Investment
Shanquetta Dupree
PHI 445
Instructor: Whitfield
May 17, 2011

In your judgment, were the possible utilitarian benefits of building the Caltex plant in 1977 more important than the possible violations of moral rights and of justice that may be involved? Justify your answer fully by identifying the possible benefits and the possible violations of rights and justice that you may be associated with the building of the plant and explaining which you think are more important.
In my judgment I feel that both possible utilitarian benefits of building the Caltex plant in 1977 and the violations of moral rights and of justice involved. The building of the Caltex plant provided economic support for South Africa.
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I also feel if stockholders vote against this resolution it lessens the chance that more problems and issues will come from what is already occurred from government and workers. Thirdly, I would vote for the implementation of the Tutu principle because the principle will improve economic and social opportunities for black labor workers. Black workers moral rights and justice can be enforced through these principles.
What kind of responses should the mangers of Texaco and Social have made to each of the three resolutions? Justify your answer fully.
The managers of Texaco should have made these three resolutions their top priority to solve. In doing so making sure that labor workers will not be affected by their decisions about these resolutions and be fair, accurate, and clear in the choices that needs to be made. Also these mangers have a moral duty to come up with resolutions that both sides can benefit from and still be able to protect their investment in the process. “In some cases, the correlative duties imposed by a right may fall not on any specific individual, but on all members of a group” (Velasquez, 2006). So the mangers of Texaco should ensure that each resolution will lead to bigger and better things for the company, workers, and government


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