Slavory in the Chocolate Industry

794 WordsMay 4, 20134 Pages
From the perspective of Utilitarianism, child slavery contributes the economics position of thecountry. As I know, the economic situation of the country is bad, they are one of the thirdworld countries. What is more, cocoa beans prices decreased in the year 1996 - 2000. So,farmers want to reduce the cost of production with cutting the wages and using slavery.According to Utilitarianism, the “right” action or policy is the one that will produce thegreatest net benefits or the lowest net costs. From that point, they reduce costs, and maximizetheir net benefits from child slavery. The major difficulty with Utilitarianism is that it isunable to deal with rights and justice. For instance, from the point of social justice, it is clear that…show more content…
Knowing the situation, every human being is morally responsible for their position. Ethic of care is an ethic that emphasizes caringfor the concrete well being of those near to us. I think, chocolate manufacture companiesshould have a close relationship with their workers who are “child slaves” and must end childslavery and provide better working conditions for other labors.I do not think that virtue theory have any relevance to the case. Because using child as a labor,government officials accept bribery so from my point of view, there is no moral virtues in thecase.In my opinion, there is no justice, rights and caring in the case. Unfortunately, obviously, themain issue is Utilitarianism. It a very critical point that in developed countries, every human being has a lot of rights, and in undeveloped countries people tradeoff their rights for theeconomical stability of the country. It is not fair. Of course, nations’ benefits should be takeninto consideration but we should not ignore that we are “human” in the same country which

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