Did Rockefeller himself ever act unethically? By the standards of his day? By those of today? How could he simultaneously be a devout Christian and a ruthless monopolist? Is there any contradiction between his personal and business ethics?
Answer to relevant QuestionsIn the utilitarian sense of accomplishing the greatest good for the greatest number in society, was the Standard Oil Company a net plus or a minus? On balance, did the company meet its responsibilities to society?Is the range of PETA’s actions acceptable? Why does the group use controversial tactics? What are its sources of power in corporate campaigns?Was GE a more socially responsible corporation in the Welch era of the Immelt aftermath? In which era did it most benefit society? What lesson(s) can be learned from the differences? Was her punishment, including both imprisonment and fines, appropriate? Were the punishments of Peter Bacanovic and Douglas Faneuil appropriate?If you were on the Supreme Court would you have voted in the majority or joined the dissent? Why?
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