Give reason or explain: 3. Utility is ethically neutral.

Give reason or explain:
3. Utility is ethically neutral.
ANSWER:
3) Utility does not discriminate between commodities on the basis of their characteristics such as good or bad, moral or immoral, etc. It simply implies that a commodity that possesses utility may or may not be ethically good. It just satisfies the consumer even if it is not socially desirable. For instance, commodities such as cigarettes, drugs and alcohol may fulfill satisfaction of a particular consumer despite the fact that they are socially undesirable.

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