University of Nebraska Chernobyl HBO Miniseries and Control Disaster Paper
The new HBO miniseries on Chernobyl () has been getting a lot of attention. Given what we are getting into, here are some extra credit (or final paper) opportunities:
Considering the Chernobyl case, are capitalist or communist nations/economies better able to prevent and respond to such disasters? Compare, for example, the BP disaster and response.
What ethical issues can you identify in the Chernobyl example? How would the various theories (one or several) analyze the situation? Kant? Utilitarianism? Libertarianism? Marx?
As always: write 1500 words good faith effort and get one percentage point added to your final average.