Business Ethics

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CSR RELATED DOCUMETNS: Supersize me (McDonalds): The film documents this lifestyle 's drastic effects on Spurlock 's physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry 's corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. The reason for Spurlock 's investigation was the increasing spread of obesity throughout U.S. society, which the Surgeon General has declared "epidemic," and the corresponding lawsuit brought against McDonald 's on behalf of two overweight girls, who, it was alleged, became obese as a result of eating McDonald 's food [Pelman v. McDonald 's Corp., 237 F.…show more content…
One theme is its assessment as a "personality", as a result of an 1886 case in the United States Supreme Court in which a statement by Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite[nb 1] led to corporations as "persons" having the same rights as human beings, based on the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The film 's assessment is effected via the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-IV; Robert Hare, a University of British Columbia psychology professor and a consultant to the FBI, compares the profile of the contemporary profitable business corporation to that of a clinically-diagnosed psychopath. The documentary concentrates mostly upon North American corporations, especially those of the United States. The film is in vignettes examining and criticizing corporate business practices. It establishes parallels between the way corporations are systematically compelled to behave and the DSM-IV 's symptoms of psychopathy, i.e. callous disregard for the feelings of other people, the incapacity to maintain human relationships, reckless disregard for the safety of others, deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit), the incapacity to experience guilt, and the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law. [edit] Topics addressed Topics addressed include

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