Student Name: K Mhlongo Student Number: 62737198 Step 1 1.
State your proposed act as a maxim: ”I will take ZAR 260 000 000.00(A) when I’ve done year’s work (C) in order to get really, really rich (E).” 2. Restate this maxim as a universal law; “All people (7 billion of them) will take ZAR 620 000 000.00 when they’ve done a year’s work in order to get really, really rich.
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3. Ask whether your maxim is conceivable in a world ruled by the universal law; and finally Truthful the maxim is not conceivable in the way it is ruled by the universal law, imagine if all people (7 billion of them) earn R620 000 000.00, how will be the world be like? I believe that people will spend on unnecessary things and it will lead to collapse of the economy, because many people don’t know how to manage money. 4. Ask whether you would rationally act on your maxim in such a world.
I will act maxim because I will able to afford everything I want. I will able to able to help poor and children who don’t afford universities and fund the struggling businesses. Step 2? What would Kant probably have said about Whitey Basson (or you) earning ZAR 620,000,000.00? (You might want to do a bit of research into the nature of Whitey Basson’s 2010 earnings). o Kant’s would have gone against Whitey Basson’s salary because it goes against his formula of universal law. It is morally unacceptable in Whitey Basson’s scenario that the act stops at stage 3, so kant would have probably said that is total wrong.
? What do you think about Whitey Basson (or you) earning ZAR 620,000,000.00? o It’s a good thing seeing him earning this kind of money because he put the hard work and effort he put on Shoprite, and he believe that the company will continue to grow consistently and sustainably. But I think he should donate the money, create jobs and increase his employees’ salaries. ? Why do you think this? o I do believe he deserves a lot of money, seeing that he has come a long way and worked hard through the years. He led the Shoprite and Checkers from small beginnings to one of the greatest companies in the continent’s and creates jobs in doing so. But R620 000 000, sound ridiculously enormous, if he’s earning this kind of money does his employees also earn suitable salary? I doubt.