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particular organization has decided to put in $100,000 to help the Tsunami struck citizens. The two approaches that are considered include: a. invest the amount to generate job opportunities for the people and help in their income b. invest in the relief work and generate fund for the food camps, thereby ensuring a rise in the fund and help in feeding the families that are in dire need of food
Three lessons from the example:
For both these policies, there will be different outcomes and consequences.
Consequences over time:
If the first approach is taken into consideration, it will reap in good results in the long run and over a period of time. However, with the second approach, the results will be immediate and considering the situation, it will be beneficial for the people at large. The consequences for both the situations are undoubtedly good, but at times, decisions and judgment is taken considering the need of time.
The consequences remain neutral when it comes specific agents. It does not make any difference to any of the concerned agents with the outcomes and has no connection with the location, placement or social grouping of the people getting benefitted. However, depending on the form of consequentialism, certain factors may be taken into account.