compare and contrast consequentialist theory with social contract theory by analyzing usury laws.
Description: Watch the short interview with Harvard Law Professor and Consumer Advocate, Elizabeth Warren: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4025003/usury-laws?playlist_id=87185. Click here for the video transcript.
Also read a transcript of an interview with Warren: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/credit/interviews/warren.html.
Warren argues that the United States needs a return to usury laws that cap the amount of interest charged on loans. Analyze this position from both a consequentialist and a social contract theory perspective. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each theory? Which is to be preferred, and why?
Your paper should be 3 pages (typed and double-spaced). It should also contain a clear thesis statement and provide argumentation in support of this thesis. all references properly cited using APA guidelines.
Shafer-Landau, Russ. (2012). The fundamentals of ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Shafer-Landau, Russ. (2012). The ethical life: Fundamental readings in ethics and moral problems. New York: Oxford University Press.