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Unit 8 Discussion 1 Question:
In the U.S., we hold particular views about how we reward and punish individuals for their actions. We do not condone an eye for an eye as do some other countries, and we are sometimes criticized for being soft on crime. How do we generally reward, punish, or distribute good or bad, as defined in the text, and which theories do you think we follow primarily? How does this compare to at least one country other than the U.S. that holds a different perspective? Provide examples from the popular press as well as peer-reviewed sources to support your global comparative analysis.
Use your Thiroux and Krasemann text and the reserved library readings to complete the following:
· In Thiroux and Krasemann, read Chapter 7, "Reward and Punishment," pages 106–137.
· Read Stewart and Sprinthall, "The Impact of Demographic, Professional, and Organizational Variables and Domain on the Moral Reasoning of Public Administrators."
Discussion Question due on June 2, 2015 @ 5:00pm
Unit 8, Discussion 2 Question:
Distribution of Wealth in Society
One definition of justice alludes to the equitable distribution of resources as being vital in a fair society. Unlike the U.S., some societies around the globe have argued for a society where wealth is held as a common good and not as an individual value.
Using the theoretical concepts throughout the text, analyze the distribution of wealth in America, focusing on how trends in wealth disparity impacts your work as a public administrator. Compare this to wealth distribution in at least one other country. Describe changes that you would make in the structures and functions of government to fix any flaws that you perceive in the system of wealth distribution.