Sustainabili and greed

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Crossroads Assignment
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1. “The assets of the three richest people in the world match the combined annual GDP’s of the 48 poorest countries.” My personal opinion on this statement is most closely described by:
A. Good for them – they worked hard to get their wealth
B. The only problem I have with this is that this money is in their bank account and not in mine
C. No problem with this – many of these people give huge amounts to charities
D. I think that it is morally wrong for anyone to have that much money
E. I think that active steps should be taken to correct such immoral wealth imbalances
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2. “Unless fossil-fuel use slows dramatically, the earth’s average temperature could rise by
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It’s hard to say it, but this just means less people competing with me for scarce opportunities and resources.
D. This is morally wrong, but practically, I think that it would cost too much money to solv
E. It is morally unacceptable for a single child to die of a preventable disease and we should collectively fix this irrespective of the cost.
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7. “The business of business is to increase profits for shareholders” My personal opinion on this statement is most closely described by:
A. This is how it is AND how it should be
B. This is how it should be. Unfortunately in reality businesses have become distracted by social and environmental issues
C. This is how it should be. Unfortunately governments have been messing around with business and have imposed all sorts of unnecessary social and environmental responsibilities
D. This is how it should be, so long as there are strong legal frameworks in place to ensure that this doesn’t lead to negative social and environmental consequences
E. Unfortunately this is how it is. Ideally business should have a much wider set of responsibilities, including both social and environmental responsibilities.
F. This narrow view on the responsibility of business is incorrect and went out of fashion in mainstream business years ago.
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8. “The world population is 7 billion. 4 billion live in poverty” My personal opinion on this statement is most

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