Child Labour and Ethics Essay

628 WordsApr 12, 20073 Pages
Utilitarianism We have all heard that child labour is a bad thing, however, lets try and think – is it, really? By introducing child labour companies save millions of dollars which are passed to the consumer as a cheaper price on products they buy from our firm, if there are more profits there are more taxes paid to the Government. By having better profit margins our company is able to pay bigger dividends to shareholders thus giving them a better return on their investment and making them richer. And to top it off, the children are not being forced to work – they are working out of their free will – what our company does is give children the opportunity to earn some extra money if they feel like it. In the end, every…show more content…
Imagine yourself living in China and being poor or single parent with a child or being a child without parents – there is little support for the poor from the Government and if are a child with no parents you will most likely be living on the streets with the dogs. I can say with great pride that our company, or in fact any company that uses child labour helps poor people in these kind of situation. A child that has no parents will have his chance to make his own living, which otherwise would have been minimal – children in these circumstances either die or turn to a life of crime which ends them in prison. Our company gives alternative choice to children in need when the governments cannot support them. And if your family or if you are a single parent struggling to put food on the table and have a place where to live – why not let your child help you do that? Why shouldn't he be able to help if you are really struggling? And the good thing is – children become mature at younger age, they begin to understand the cost of living and that nothing in life is free, which in turn will help them become better, more hard-working and appreciative individuals in the future. So, yes – I do think that our company is doing Good to societies that really need
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