Ethical Consumerism? Book a Vacation!

Want to help folks in a hurricane-ravaged developing nation? How about booking a vacation there? This isn’t the form that ethical consumerism typically takes; or at least it’s not what most people think of when they hear that term. But

Ethical Consumerism? Book a Vacation!

Want to help folks in a hurricane-ravaged developing nation? How about booking a vacation there? This isn’t the form that ethical consumerism typically takes; or at least it’s not what most people think of when they hear that term. But

Transparency: Should Corporations Have Privacy Rights?

The story linked below is about the extent to which corporations are up-front and transparent about their political donations. Question for discussion: should companies be expected to make this sort of information public? Why? Clearly there’s a public interest argument,

Transparency: Should Corporations Have Privacy Rights?

The story linked below is about the extent to which corporations are up-front and transparent about their political donations. Question for discussion: should companies be expected to make this sort of information public? Why? Clearly there’s a public interest argument,

Should Rivers Have Rights?

The piece below is about a proposal to accord certain rights to rivers — that is, to treat them as the kinds of things that can have rights of their own, rather than merely resources for humans to use. As

Should Rivers Have Rights?

The piece below is about a proposal to accord certain rights to rivers — that is, to treat them as the kinds of things that can have rights of their own, rather than merely resources for humans to use. As

Allergan Protects Pharma Patent with Assist from St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation

Is the only thing worse than pharmaceutical patents or sovereign immunity the combination of pharmaceutical patents and sovereign immunity? Pharmaceutical company Allergan last week sought to fend off a prior-art challenge to its patent on Restasis, a solution for alleviating

Allergan Protects Pharma Patent with Assist from St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation

Is the only thing worse than pharmaceutical patents or sovereign immunity the combination of pharmaceutical patents and sovereign immunity? Pharmaceutical company Allergan last week sought to fend off a prior-art challenge to its patent on Restasis, a solution for alleviating

Should a Man Head an Organization to Promote Interests of Women?

The optics are bad, here. On the surface, it seems odd that an organization whose official Mission is to “Accelerate Progress for Women Through Workplace Inclusion” should choose a man as chair of its advisory board. But it’s arguably not

Should a Man Head an Organization to Promote Interests of Women?

The optics are bad, here. On the surface, it seems odd that an organization whose official Mission is to “Accelerate Progress for Women Through Workplace Inclusion” should choose a man as chair of its advisory board. But it’s arguably not

Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Although the piece below focuses on the business case for diversity, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not also about ethics. For one thing, doing your best to do well in business can be an ethical obligation, especially

Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Although the piece below focuses on the business case for diversity, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not also about ethics. For one thing, doing your best to do well in business can be an ethical obligation, especially

Does the “Market Failures View” Provide Real-World Guidance?

In the short scholarly article linked below, Steinberg offers a commentary on Joseph Heath’s influential 2014 book, Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics. >>> LINK: The Inapplicability of the Market-Failures Approach in a Non-Ideal

Does the “Market Failures View” Provide Real-World Guidance?

In the short scholarly article linked below, Steinberg offers a commentary on Joseph Heath’s influential 2014 book, Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics. >>> LINK: The Inapplicability of the Market-Failures Approach in a Non-Ideal