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ASSIGNMENT:?Imagine?that?you?are?an?elected?member?of?the?United?States?House?of?Representatives?during
the?debate?on?the?health?care?reform?act?that?was?passed?in?2010.?While?in?a?House?commit
tee?meeting,?you?learn?before?anyone?else?that?a?proposed?public?insurance?option???a?program?that?would
compete?with?private?insurance???will?not?be?included.?This?information?will?have?a?significant?impact?on?the
stock?prices?for?health?care?companies.1?The?information?you?have?is?insider?information,?and?is?not?available?to
the?general?public.?You?have?the?opportunity?to?buy?or?sell?shares?of?stock?in?companies?that?will?be?impacted?by
this?legislation?and?make?a?great?deal?of?money?doing?so.
In?this?essay,?you?will?have?two?tasks:?First,?analyze?the?above?situation?from?the?perspectives?of?both
Deontology?and?Virtue?Ethics.?In?other?words,?explain?what?these?moral?systems?would?say?the?morally?correct
thing?to?do?for?you?as?a?House?of?Representatives?member?in?this?situation?is,?and?what?makes?them?morally
right?or?wrong.?Second,?I?want?you?to?state?what?you?think?the?morally?correct?thing?to?do?in?this?situation?is,
explain?your?moral?reasoning,?and?identify?which?normative?moral?view?you?are?subscribing?to.
Your?essay?must?use?labels?for?each?section:??Deontology?,??Virtue?Ethics?,??My?View?.
(NOTE:?WEEKLY?WRAPUP
Aristotle’s?view?opens?our?mind?to?the?idea?that?there’s?more?to?morality?than?whether?we?are?doing?the?right
thing?or?the?wrong?thing.?It?also?matters?why?we?do?what?we?do,?or?what?kind?of?person?we?are.?According?to
Aristotle?the?good?person?is?a?virtuous?person,?and?the?bad?person?is?a?vicious?person.?To?be?virtuous?is?to?have
certain?characteristics,?characteristics?that?lead?you?to?do?something?in?the?right?amount,?neither?too?much?nor
too?little.?To?be?vicious?is?to?do?things?in?excess?or?too?little.?Virtue?theory?is?a?powerful?tool?for?assessing?the
moral?worth?of?individuals.)

 

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