Blog #9

Summary

The article No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault what written by The New York Times on October 29, 216. This article talks about the drinking problems that most colleges have. Many colleges have taken steps to eliminate the drinking problems on their campuses. Especially after the rise in sexual assaults around campus. Colleges have done things such as put a ban on hard liquor and kegs at parties. They looked at 5 different Universities to look at the balance between people promoting the drinking of alcohol and the people that are trying to control it.

Ethical Analysis

This article is very much related to utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is about that actions that are the best and benefit the majority of people. What action in this case would be the best and benefit the majority of people? Does it benefit schools more to be the bad guy and stop the excessive drinking of college students? Or is the student’s happiness more important? If drinking is what makes the students happy shouldn’t they be allowed to drink? The principle of utility states that actions are right and wrong in proportion to the happiness or suffering they produce. Let’s say that campuses do crack down on drinking at college. This effects the happiness of the college students. The college students suffer. On the other hand things on campus probably get better and the students would find happiness in that. Also in this case the people trying to stop drinking also find happiness in this.

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