Please read the instructions carefully.
Please read the Ford Pinto case (attached), watch the video (a youtube link), and answer the following:
1.) Is what Ford did legal or ethical?
2.) If you were in the position of leading Ford Motor Co., would you have fixed the car? If so, how would you justify such an action to those shareholders who insist that you have a duty to maximize profits—especially if the “fix” would involve a major hit to the corporate “bottom line”? What do you think about Milton Friedman’s comments regarding Ford? (Milton Friedman received a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.)
Please answer all questions in one original post (250 word minimum), and please respond in a separate post to your original post either to agree or to disagree (150 word minimum).