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Imagine that you had the power to judge the permissibility and morality of each transaction listed below. How morally offensive are such deals? And what emotional reactions, if any, do they trigger in you? There are no right or wrong answers, we just want to know what you think.

Consider the following situations:


A man suffered a terrible disease that required him to get a liver transplant. While he was on the waiting list he had an unexpected recovery and now no longer requires the organ transplant. He realizes there is no regulation that prohibits him selling his spot on the waiting list, so he decides to sell the spot to the highest bidder.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A professional sports player has played for his hometown team for the past 10 years and has never played anywhere else. Recently, he was offered a lot of money to play for his hometown team's rival in a different city. Losing their best player to a rival team would upset many people in his hometown. However, he decides to take the offer and play for the rival team.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



Jane's parents are retiring and they decided to have a retirement party to celebrate years of hard work and effort. However, Jane thinks that it is a hassle to reschedule her work hours and expensive to travel to her parents' house. She decides to skip the party and instead congratulate them on her next visit when it is cheaper and more convenient to travel.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A company is planning to expand their business to a new location. While designing the floor plan of the new building, the owner of the company realizes that while he has to install equipment for handicapped customers, installing equipment for handicapped workers is not required and would exceed his anticipated budget. The owner decides to skip installing the equipment and not hire handicapped people at the new location.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A foreign corporation asks a businessman to help them expand their business in his country. Because the corporation is very competitive, it is expected that the corporation will dominate the market share in the country, causing local entrepreneurs and small businesses to lose their market share and go bankrupt. However, the man agrees to help the corporation establish its business in his country in exchange for a highly-paid executive position.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A cosmetics company is releasing a new make-up product. The main ingredient is rettus merda (the scientific name for rat feces), which is FDA-approved to pose no health problems. However, many people find it unappealing and wouldn't buy the product if they knew it was the main ingredient. The company decides to just use the scientific name (rettus merda) on the label in order to sell more of the product.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A priest is contacted by a movie producer who is looking for a place to shoot a pornographic movie. The producer tells the priest that his cathedral would make a perfect place to film the movie and would love to rent the space for a few days. The priest decides to accept the offer in exchange for a sum of money.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A car manufacturer is designing a new car and deciding how much to spend on each part of the car. Based on calculations, reducing the quality of safety measures will not compromise the sales of the car. The manufacturer decides to reduce spending on air bags and other safety measures even though a lower quality of safety will certainly increase fatality in car accidents.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A businessman is walking to an important meeting. While he checks his schedule on his phone, he accidently bumps into a 5-year-old child. Even though the child is not badly hurt, he was pushed hard and fell down. The man hands the child a five-dollar bill for the accident. He rushes on his way to the meeting.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry



A family has passed down a cherished heirloom for generations. It has survived tough times and carries a sense of family heritage. One of the family members decides to take the heirloom to an antique store and he finds out that the heirloom is worth a lot more than previously thought. The store owner wants to buy the heirloom, so the man decides to sell the family heirloom.
How morally offensive is this?
Not at all offensive                        Extremely offensive
How upsetting is this?
Not at all upsetting                        Extremely upsetting
How angry does this make you feel?
Not at all angry                        Extremely angry


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