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  • Ford Pinto

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    Commerce (COMM 101) Case 2.3 (The Ford Pinto) Week 4 1. What moral issues does the Pinto case raise? Moral issues that Ford Pinto case raises included producing dangerous products which are not safe to use it without informing the dangerous of the products to the public. In addition, lobbying the NHTSA to delay the safety measure of the products is also one of the moral issues that Ford Pinto case raises. (53 words) 2. Suppose Ford officials were asked to justify their

  • The Ford Pinto

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    The Ford Pinto Question 1 What moral issues does the Pinto case raise? ANS: The Pinto case raise the moral issues of what is the dollar value of the human life. That the businesses should not be putting a value on human life and disregard a known deadly danger. In order to perform a risk/benefit analysis, all costs and benefits must be expressed in some common measure. This measure is typically in dollars, as the Ford Motor Company used in its analysis. This can prove difficult for things that

  • The Ford Company and Pinto Case

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    1. What moral issues does the Pinto case raise? The moral issues raised by Pinto case are the life of a man can be paid off with the money. Ford Company should not only concern about their benefits and disregard the human life. In order to perform cost-benefit analysis, all costs and benefits must be expressed in the common measure. This measure is typically in money, as Ford Company used it in its analysis. Ford Company believes that everyone has certain price in their life. Therefore, they believe

  • Essay on The Ford Pinto Case

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    Case (The Ford Pinto) There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960’s. To fight the competition, Ford rushed its newest car the Pinto into production in much less time than is usually required to develop a car. The regular time to produce an automobile is 43 months but Ford took 25 months only (Satchi, L., 2005). Although Ford had access to a new design which would decrease the possibility of the Ford Pinto from exploding

  • The Ford Pinto Case Analysis

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    The Ford Pinto Case Milton Friedman believed a free-market system, in which goods and services are exchanged and controlled by individuals and privately-owned businesses without government authority, was the only way to achieve personal freedom. Adam Smith, a 18th century philosopher and economist, held the belief that in a free society, the role of government should be limited to the protection of the people, the administration of justice through the court system, and the maintenance of all public

  • Immanuel Kant And The Ford Pinto Case

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    Immanuel Kant and The Ford Pinto Case Immanuel Kant¶s theory on morals states that ³nothing can possibly be conceived in the world, or even out of it, which can be called good, without qualification, except a good will.´ 1 Kant points to other human qualities such as courage, intelligence, wit and others that are ³undoubtedly good and desirable,´ 2 however, can become bad if the will of the person using them is not good. Kant maintains that in order for an action to be considered moral, it should

  • Cost Benefit Analysis : The Ford Pinto Case

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    CHEN 4090 Senior Seminar The Ford Pinto Case Naif Alotaibi Mohammed Alkhoraimi April 18, 2016 Cost Benefit Analysis The Cost benefit analysis is a financial model where companies or government establishments implement on their decision making. The model simply evaluates costs and benefits of a certain decision which enables the organization to choose the “right” option. (O’Farrell, R.,n.d.) The beauty of the CBA model lies in its simplicity, the chosen option

  • Ford Pinto Case For A Defective Fuel System

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    FORD PINTO ASSIGNMENT The Ford Pinto case involved the explosion of Ford Pinto 's due to a defective fuel system. The fuel system was designed in a way that even with a small hit the car would explode. After the cost-benefit analysis, Ford decided to go with its original gas tank designed despite the crash-test result. At that time Ford thought that would be the most ethical decision for the business. But later in 1978 media paid more attention to the Pinto gas tank stories, which resulted in accidents

  • The Ford Production Of Ford Pinto

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    The Ford automobile company began producing the Ford Pinto line up in 1968. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the time of the pinto production was Lee Iacocca. The reason for the decision to mass produce the pinto in a short amount of time is because American automobiles were losing market share to smaller Japanese imports. Lee Iacocca wanted his engineers to design and manufacture a compact car that weighed less than 2,000 pounds and cost less than 2,000 dollars. Because of this monumental task

  • The Ford Pinto Case

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    THE FORD PINTO CASE: THE VALUATION OF LIFE AS IT APPLIES TO THE NEGLIGENCE-EFFICIENCY ARGUMENT Christopher Leggett Law & Valuation Professor Palmiter Spring, 1999 Abstract Text of Paper -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract The cases involving the explosion of Ford Pinto's due to a defective fuel system design led to the debate of many issues, most centering around the use by Ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the