Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age by David T. Schwartz

By David T. Schwartz

David T. Schwartz offers the main precise philosophical exploration thus far on patron ethics.

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The idea here is essentially utilitarian, with actions ranked normatively according to how well (or how poorly) they promote overall welfare. The intent of this category is not really to capture every bad outcome that occurs, but only those with serious moral implications. To take the obvious extreme example, slavery causes tremendous pain and suffering for those enslaved that far outweighs any incremental happiness for their owners. For this reason we can safely say that slavery is a practice that fits into the category of bad consequences (although it is also a harm).

Consumers and exterminators search for less-toxic alternatives for dangerous insecticides already banned. 25 Besides environmental damage, some lawn products carry the risk of causing direct harm to humans (or other animals) by accidental exposure during application. Here the concern is that consumer use and misuse of these products can harm one’s family, neighbors, and pets. Another problematic aspect of American lawn care is its high reliance on the small gasoline engine. Such engines are used to power lawnmowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, chain saws, and portable generators.

Once again, arguments have been made that such music does have 44 CHAPTER 2 victims in the same way that pornography has victims—future victims who will be harmed or mistreated by a person who consumed the pornography. The most prominent such argument is that offered by Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin for the view that pornography causes civil-rights violations against women. But this argument is difficult to run effectively without simply stipulating that the “consumers” of pornography or misogynistic music (typically men) will mindlessly ape what they have seen in pornographic depictions.

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