Ethics Essay

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Ethics Essay
The thesis of this paper is to review the Week Two Discussion Questions and address individual responsibility within their community. I will write about ways that people can give back to their community. I will also be describing an event I took part in done within my community to be a part of it. Lastly, I will address the “free rides” that are within all communities and what to do about them. while incorporating the materials covered in both Week One and Week Two of the Course.
Responsibility within the Community

No matter who you are or where you live, we are all part of a bigger community. As an individual, we are still part of a family be it big or small. We all are someone's neighbor in a city, county, state,
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Not everyone has the same responsibility, but all some type of responsibility but just living in the community and have an inherent duty to the community. All need to participate when and where they feel comfortable and are able. Chapter 2 of Basic Ethics goes on to explain that by being involved in community activities, everyone involved will see a a significant advantage to living in the community.
Individual Socially Responsible Efforts

Within the last year, I participated in a community park clean-up event where volunteers went and repaired playground equipment, removed overgrown brush from trails and picked up trash. This greatly improved our community’s appearance to all driving by and gives the community a sense of pride.
Community Benefits

When addressing the potential results if members of a community accepting their community’s benefits, but decline to contribute to the community other than paying taxes, you think of additional cost. For every dollar spent trying to evict the “free riders” from the community, a dollar is taken away from another program and someone else suffers a loss of benefit. With that in mind, there must come a time when the “free riders” must be addressed and normally the set standard of tolerance is 5 to 10 percent. When over 5 to 10 percent of the population become “free riders”, they must be addressed because at this point, all programs suffer loss of funding.
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