Study indicates that an entity is believed to have moral status if its interests morally apply to some degree for the entity’s own sake. In this case, the entity has the ability to wrong or can be wronged. We say that an entity has moral status if the actions of its suffering somehow develop a situation that can be termed as somewhat morally bad.
Moral standing and legal standing are almost the same, and in most instances they are used interchangeably. No standing, indirect standing, and direct standing are some of the common general views of moral standing used in different situations. Humans are believed to have direct moral standing, and that is the reason why they manage to develop sound decisions as compared to other animals.
Based on a utilitarian thought, using animals for meat production is not ethical simply because they believe that animals have moral rights and that they should never be used as a source of food. Animals should have the right of equality whereby animals should not be used for research purposes because this will create some pain during the research activities, (Goodin, 2010).
Consumerism is the organized efforts by governments, groups, and individuals with a purpose to protect consumers from practices and policies that infringe their rights to fair business practices. It is the economic policy that states that any given market is shaped by choice and strategies of consumers. The policy highlights down fundamental rights such as right to information, right to choice, and right to safety.
A number of factors contributes and promotes the aspect of consumerism. A shift in personal values, lack of financial education, aggressive and intrusive advertising, and easy access to consumer credit are some of factors that contribute to the aspect of consumerism. Evidence shows that easy access to consumer credit is the most prominent factor simply because credit card companies get a lot of revenue from the card’s fee.
It has been noted that in a market, that concentrate largely in activities of capitalistic, sellers always focuses on proper advertising campaigns for the purpose of increasing their sales. Although sellers to some point tend to fulfill the needs of the consumers, they slightly cut the value of what they offer to the buyers so that buyers can return and come back for more, (Goodin, 2010).
Studies that have been developed in the recent times, consumerist behaviors develop a lot of effects in the economy. Consumerist behaviors should be reduced due to a number of reasons. Evidence shows that consumer behavior affects environment, jobs, producers and that are why it should be reduced.
In order to end consumerism, there are several approaches that can be used. Shunning advertisements that come along will help reduce the level of consumerism in the economy. Another thing is by stop spending money on any advert that comes along. One should always be non competitive in order to stop and deal with the issues of consumerism.
It is true that in order to deal with poverty, we should do more than what we are currently doing. By doing more, I think my life will be different simply because I will have more sources of income, (Goodin, 2010).
Goodin, D. K. (2010). Social Insecurity and the No-Avail Thesis: Insights from Philosophy and Economic History on Consumerist Behavior. Ethics, Place & Environment, 13(1), 15-18. doi:10.1080/13668790903554022