Morgan Stanley Sued Over Administering Employees’ 401(k) Plan

This story announcing a class action lawsuit against Morgan Stanley for its administration of its employees’ 401(k) plan illustrates something interesting about fiduciary duty. A familiar idea is that a firm’s management has a fiduciary duty to manage the firm

Morgan Stanley Sued Over Administering Employees’ 401(k) Plan

This story announcing a class action lawsuit against Morgan Stanley for its administration of its employees’ 401(k) plan illustrates something interesting about fiduciary duty. A familiar idea is that a firm’s management has a fiduciary duty to manage the firm

Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Program for Shoplifters

Criminal justice meets corporate social responsibility in Walmart’s newest effort to combat shoplifting. Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” program gives some shoplifters an alternative to being turned over to the criminal justice system—taking instead an online course to learn about the costs

Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Program for Shoplifters

Criminal justice meets corporate social responsibility in Walmart’s newest effort to combat shoplifting. Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” program gives some shoplifters an alternative to being turned over to the criminal justice system—taking instead an online course to learn about the costs

More on the Limits on Markets

Here’s a new response to a commentary recently published in the Business Ethics Journal Review. (The original commentary was by James Stacey Taylor, who was commenting on Brennan & Jaworski’s recent book. In that book they argue (to put it briefly) that

More on the Limits on Markets

Here’s a new response to a commentary recently published in the Business Ethics Journal Review. (The original commentary was by James Stacey Taylor, who was commenting on Brennan & Jaworski’s recent book. In that book they argue (to put it briefly) that

Disclosure of DRM Restrictions on Purchased Media?

So much of the media (e.g., ebooks, music, movies) we purchase in the 21st century is use-limited by digital rights management (DRM). Implemented in software, DRM restrictions may limit the number of devices on which the media may be loaded,

Disclosure of DRM Restrictions on Purchased Media?

So much of the media (e.g., ebooks, music, movies) we purchase in the 21st century is use-limited by digital rights management (DRM). Implemented in software, DRM restrictions may limit the number of devices on which the media may be loaded,

Business Ethics, Paying Your Bills, and Being Fit to Lead

BEH is about business ethics, not ethics in politics, but the story below is about the ostensibly unethical conduct of a businessman who happens to want to be president of the United States. Two distinct types of questions arise. First,

Business Ethics, Paying Your Bills, and Being Fit to Lead

BEH is about business ethics, not ethics in politics, but the story below is about the ostensibly unethical conduct of a businessman who happens to want to be president of the United States. Two distinct types of questions arise. First,

Ethical Closet?

The original version of infographic below (the original is by Anuschka Rees) attempts to guide us toward more ethical closets — that is, more ethical clothes purchases. Oddly absent are many of the ethical factors critics often put forward with

Ethical Closet?

The original version of infographic below (the original is by Anuschka Rees) attempts to guide us toward more ethical closets — that is, more ethical clothes purchases. Oddly absent are many of the ethical factors critics often put forward with

Boycott Ethics: North Carolina HB2, the NBA All-Star Game, and Collateral Damage

Boycotts have interesting features that make the ethics of pursuing them tricky. Boycotts are typically aimed at institutions (e.g., business firms, organizations, political states), but are motivated by (perceived or actual) intentional wrongs. That fact creates some slippage between the

Boycott Ethics: North Carolina HB2, the NBA All-Star Game, and Collateral Damage

Boycotts have interesting features that make the ethics of pursuing them tricky. Boycotts are typically aimed at institutions (e.g., business firms, organizations, political states), but are motivated by (perceived or actual) intentional wrongs. That fact creates some slippage between the