Conglomerates and market domination | SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility | Ashford University.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, review These 6 Corporations Control 90% of the Media in America (Links to an external site.).
The purpose of this discussion is to help you understand the role of corporations in the modern world while evaluating ethical aspects of corporate market domination. Prepare and post a response to the following prompts:
- Describe the difference between a corporation and a conglomerate.
- Consider the ethics of media conglomerates in the United States. What are the ethical advantages and disadvantages of allowing large conglomerates to control the mass media? What are alternative ways the media might be organized that would be more ethical or moral? Explain your reasoning using both concepts from the course and academic resources.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center resources Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) and Integrating Research (Links to an external site.).
Guided Response: Consider the effect that media domination by a select few conglomerates has on human understanding, free will, and choice