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2 Common Good

3 Robert J. Samuelson Opinion Writer “We face a choice between a society where people accept modest scarifies for common good or a more contentious society where groups selfishly protect their own benefits.” Contentious con·ten·tiousAdjective/kənˈtenCHəs/ 1. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. 2. Involving heated argument.

4 Smooth Refreshing H 2 O You are holding your favorite drink, an ice cold bottle of water from Valley Ranch. It is a warm day and you enjoy the smooth, refreshing feeling water gives. You go for one more cool down swallow. You are only disappointed as it is empty! Ugh!

5 What do you do with the bottle? A.Throw it on the ground B.Put it in the trash can C.Recycle it ASAP

6 A. Throw it on the ground Booo! If caught, you maybe subject to a fine by the laws.

7 B. Put it in the trash can Yeah…your not littering! Wait! Booo…you are filling up our landfills What is the common good? What is happening here? SELFISH INDIVIDUALIST!

8 EWE! YUCK!

9 C. Recycle it ASAP Yeah! You are helping for the common good of our environment. Yes? No?

10 What exactly is Common Good? Work that benefit all people. Accessible and affordable public health care?

11 Your Job Read the article the Common Good – Developed by Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer – This article appeared originally in Issues in Ethics V5 N2 (Spring 1992) – Highlight – Thesis statements and big main ideas in – Supporting ideas in – Specific examples in This another way to become a better reader and writer! Yellow Green


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