Pinto Case Study
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1. How would you classify Fordâ€™s legal and moral responsibility and why? (Intentional,
Reckless or Negligent or a combination of the three)
2. How did Ford as a Corporation act as a Moral Agent with their decision to produce the
3. Do you think it was appropriate for Ford to use the data presented in the case study to
make their decision? If not, what other test/approach could Ford have used instead of the
Utilitarian Cost/Benefit Test?
4. What responsibility do you as an engineer have in a decision like this?