Volume VII, 2008
Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
This essay is a multidisciplinary case study of environmental injustice. It demonstrates that misuse of the environment can ultimately impact humans unjustly and further that attempts to remediate injustice in one area merely shifts the burden of injustice to others. After providing the historical, sociological and scientific facts surrounding the 50-acre site, an ethical assessment is presented. It was determined that the actors in this case study were not employing any ethical valuing in their decision making process, but rather relied upon economic values to make their choices. The authors then suggest that judging them from within their own economic valuing system that the actors’ decisions had failed to meet their own values, i.e. good economics.
Busch, Ashley; Gazzo, Kathryn; Harris, Linda; Suffredini, Louis; Woelkers, Joseph; Auerbach, Dathan; Cudd, Nicholas; Kuwik, Nicole; Tarter, Sara; Brace, Brandon; Crespo, Christine; Groves, Matthew; McCollum, Willis; Pakidis, Cheryl; Thomas, Jesshelle; Van Singel, Matthew; Arnold, Clifford; Brooks, Wendi; Chamlee, Virginia; Norbom, Katrina; Ourand, William; Goosey, Joseph; Mizell, Andrew; and Reiman, Vance, "Why Economics Does Not An Ethics Make: A Case Study" (2008). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper 8.