Who Will Clean (Disgusting?) Self-Driving Cars

Who will clean autonomous vehicles of the future—or perhaps more to the point, who will keep them clean? The author of the piece linked below seems to think that’s an insurmountable problem. We suspect that it’s a solvable problem, and

Who Will Clean (Disgusting?) Self-Driving Cars

Who will clean autonomous vehicles of the future—or perhaps more to the point, who will keep them clean? The author of the piece linked below seems to think that’s an insurmountable problem. We suspect that it’s a solvable problem, and

Volkswagen’s Ex-CEO Indicted

There was always a strong suspicion that the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal went all the way to the top. Now it’s clear that the US Department of Justice believes that to be true. >>> LINK: Volkswagen Ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn Indicted in

Volkswagen’s Ex-CEO Indicted

There was always a strong suspicion that the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal went all the way to the top. Now it’s clear that the US Department of Justice believes that to be true. >>> LINK: Volkswagen Ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn Indicted in

Do Retailers Owe a ‘Living Wage?’

The notion of a “living wage” comes up pretty frequently. This story is about a proposal, made by a shareholder but rejected by a large majority of other shareholders, for a large Canadian grocery chain to commit to conducting a

Do Retailers Owe a ‘Living Wage?’

The notion of a “living wage” comes up pretty frequently. This story is about a proposal, made by a shareholder but rejected by a large majority of other shareholders, for a large Canadian grocery chain to commit to conducting a

What Do Retailers Owe Their Suppliers’ Employees?

It’s an ethics-class question that has now become an acute legal issue: is a retailer responsible for the working conditions at the factories it gets its wares from? In particular, does a retailer owe the workers at those factories a

What Do Retailers Owe Their Suppliers’ Employees?

It’s an ethics-class question that has now become an acute legal issue: is a retailer responsible for the working conditions at the factories it gets its wares from? In particular, does a retailer owe the workers at those factories a

Google Employees’ Ethics, and the Pentagon

Do corporate employees have a patriotic duty to engage enthusiastically to projects that are conducive to their nation’s national security interests? Or do they have a moral duty not to participate in projects that they think will contribute to war?

Google Employees’ Ethics, and the Pentagon

Do corporate employees have a patriotic duty to engage enthusiastically to projects that are conducive to their nation’s national security interests? Or do they have a moral duty not to participate in projects that they think will contribute to war?

AI Companies, Boards, and Ethics

This is a timely piece, given the public scrutiny to which tech companies have been subject lately. Question: is it really possible to define a set of “AI companies?” Does any company whose product includes some form of AI (e.g.,

AI Companies, Boards, and Ethics

This is a timely piece, given the public scrutiny to which tech companies have been subject lately. Question: is it really possible to define a set of “AI companies?” Does any company whose product includes some form of AI (e.g.,

Google Employees vs Business of War

How many companies would tolerate an active, even public debate by employees over a key product? >>> LINK: ‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon (by Scott Shane for NY Times) Thousands of Google employees, including

Google Employees vs Business of War

How many companies would tolerate an active, even public debate by employees over a key product? >>> LINK: ‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon (by Scott Shane for NY Times) Thousands of Google employees, including