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Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?

(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if
the other party abides by its part of the agreement.

(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution.

(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform.

(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible.

(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2009, 05:47
IMO D. :)
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2009, 06:09
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2009, 10:06
E for me...

In D, the condition is not mandatory...the argument does not provide any evidence.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2009, 14:16
I'm going with E.

It seems like the trap answer but in A and D the word only is used which I try to avoid.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2009, 09:56
IMO...
A.It is too specific.
B.We dont know whether agent can make restitution or not.
C.Nothing has been induced here.
D.Legality of agreeement is out of scope
E.Correct.

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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2009, 03:08
IMO D
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 12:26
I got E too. D’s second clause doesn’t work with the principle of the ethicist. In E there was a promise to forgo compensation for a faulty job. It just works.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 12:39
Please post OA, because I answered E too. I think D is even a bit out of scope. The contract was not freely undertaken and there is no information about its 'legal permission'.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 12:45
I am for E
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2010, 22:10
skg wrote:
Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?

(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if
the other party abides by its part of the agreement.

(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution.

(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform.

(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible.

(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation.


One more D. Do you have an OA?
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2010, 02:40
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/english-r ... -a-83.html It's E homie.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2010, 04:14
E for me. Suits best
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2010, 06:27
[quote="skg"]Ethicist: In a recent judicial decision, a contractor was ordered to make restitution to a company because of a bungled construction job, even though the company had signed a written agreement prior to entering into the contract that the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed. Thus, it was morally wrong for the company to change its mind and seek restitution.

Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the ethicist’s reasoning?

(A) It is morally wrong for one party not to abide by its part of an agreement only if
the other party abides by its part of the agreement-->OOS

(B) It is morally wrong to seek a penalty for an action for which the agent is unable to make restitution-->CORRECT

(C) It is morally wrong for one person to seek to penalize another person for an action that the first person induced the other person to perform-->OOS

(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible-->OOS

(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation.-->it is wrong 4 the company seeking compensation 4 an action performed in what context ? in the context of a promise where the company is to forgo(do without) such compensation<--this is absurd, OOS

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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2010, 06:53
tryingharder, I posted the link. It's E.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2010, 03:30
I go with E!
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 23:56
(D) It is morally wrong to ignore the terms of an agreement that was freely undertaken only if there is clear evidence that the agreement was legally permissible. ==> There is no mention of anything such as "legally permissible" in the stimulus.
(E) It is morally wrong to seek compensation for an action performed in the context of a promise to forgo such compensation. ==> This is paraphrase of the premise: "the contractor would not be financially liable should the task not be adequately performed"

Hence E.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 13:18
E for me.
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 00:35
@trying harder:Where does the passage state that the contractor is unable to make restitution
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Re: compensation [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 02:36
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