Discussion 1 : Business Ethics Honors
“Battling Over Bottled Water” Please respond to the following:
- Read Case 3.2: Battling Over Bottled Water, located here or on page 109 in your textbook. Nestlé holds a 99-year lease for the land that the Sanctuary Spring sits on. While lease-holders are generally understood to be able to make full use of their land, when public resources are involved, they are limited to “reasonable uses.” Review the case study and formulate an argument either supporting or challenging this distinction. Support your reasoning by addressing key ways in which benefits and burdens are being distributed between Nestlé and the community in this case.
Discussion 2: Economics
“Production Costs” Please respond to the following:
- You are the owner of a fast-food restaurant. Given a new item that you recently advertised, you experience additional demand for your business that you do not want to ignore. Identify your fixed and variable costs at your fast-food restaurant, and explain the changes to each of these costs given the increased demand.