Carmel Macchia



Instructor,Mrs. Angela Eward-Mangione


June9, 2015


Americais about freedom, and ability to pursue dreams. America is aboutprotecting workers` rights and giving people a fair chance atachieving wealth. These are among the ethical debates that thecorporate structure in America has raised.

Ethicsof American Corporate Structure

Thetheories of utilitarianism and that of the veil of ignorancecriticize America’s corporate structure terming it unethical andonly favoring the interests of the executives.

Americapays comparatively higher executive salaries. She pays an average of$13.3 million annually to her executive salaries compared to the $1.5million that Japan pays and $6.6 million paid by Europe for herexecutive salaries.

Theoryof moral utilitarianism explains that the decision by corporates toconcentrate wealth in the executives’ hands affect millions ofpeople as it reduces the employees’ salaries.

Aswith the veil of ignorance theory, where a position is randomlyselected within the company, the odds would not be in favor oflanding in the executive.

Itcan as well be argued that the corporate structure of America isethical. With the excess wealth, the executives can take part incharity donations.

Executiveswork harder than the employees thus deserve a larger pay than theemployees is another argument that the corporate structure isethical.


Inconclusion, there is need of a re-look into the American corporatestructure so as to be of help to many people rather than thesituation at the moment where it’s assisting a few individuals.


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