Final Exam Sus1501 Essay

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Portfolio Assignment
SUS1501 – Sustainability and Greed

Student Name|Anelle Strauss|
Student Number|50041916|
Date|13/05/2013|
Teaching Assistant Name||

Declaration:

By submitting this portfolio, I implicitly declare that this is my own work except for the “Introduction” which was kindly written for me by my lecturer.

Introduction

My aim in compiling this portfolio was to reflect on the things that have struck me throughout this crazy module. My starting point for doing this was to revisit my opinions to the multiple choice questions which were presented in the Crossroads assignment. I present these current opinions, together with my original opinions, and some brief notes in the section entitled: “Back at
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“Every day some 20,000 children die prematurely from poverty related causes, mostly treatable diseases.” My personal opinion on this statement is most closely described by:|Opinion then|Opinion now|
A. |Who cares? |||
B. |It’s hard to say it, but given the rising human population, perhaps this is a blessing in disguise for the human species as a whole|||
C. |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 solve|||
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. |x|x|
Notes:Even though I strongly believe that children should not be born into a place where the child cannot be taken care, I still believe that if the child is born, steps should be taken to help that child achieve adulthood in the best way possible. No child should die irrespective of the economic growth. |

7. “The business of business is to increase profits for shareholders” My personal opinion on this statement is most closely described by:|Opinion then|Opinion now|
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

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