At the center of many of our ethical investigations into business is the claim that economic growth is a "good" thing for society. Though the claim can take many forms several people have held that market forces will generate market based solutions that, in turn, will provide a sufficient mechanism for protecting "social goods", thereby obviating the need for either Government regulation or Corporate dalliance in social responsibility. In addition to the properly moral issue of whether or not corporations have obligations to more than mere shareholders (stakeholder theory), doubts about the actual efficacy of the "invisible hand" have come from many sectors. Focusing on any of the case studies presented in our text thus far (or one of your own) write a 3-5 page essay for a general reader that: 1) Presents the case for market based views on maximizing social utility: and, 2) Raises potential counter examples to these claims. You may wish to speculate as to how the tensions may be resolved (more/less govt. control?) but you do not have to advance a thesis. You may draw heavily from our text but you must be careful to properly cite your work. Once again you need not actually advance your own thesis though I think it is a helpful preparatory exercise and a way to receive appropriate critique for you final essay.