Study: How Much Does Uber Benefit Consumers?

Uber grabs headlines for the headaches it causes the taxi industry or the ire its “surge” pricing induces on New Year’s Eve. But what are the benefits Uber provides such that taxi owners have reason to be worried about competition

Study: How Much Does Uber Benefit Consumers?

Uber grabs headlines for the headaches it causes the taxi industry or the ire its “surge” pricing induces on New Year’s Eve. But what are the benefits Uber provides such that taxi owners have reason to be worried about competition

VanMoof Bicycles in Flatscreen TV Shipping Boxes: Justified Deception?

Deception in business is generally wrongful, but justified in some circumstances. The law seeks to police most vigorously sellers’ deception about the material features of products because it impairs the ability of buyers to make a rational purchasing decision. But

VanMoof Bicycles in Flatscreen TV Shipping Boxes: Justified Deception?

Deception in business is generally wrongful, but justified in some circumstances. The law seeks to police most vigorously sellers’ deception about the material features of products because it impairs the ability of buyers to make a rational purchasing decision. But

What Will the Transition to Self-Driving Cars Be Like?

With the deployment of self-driving cars proceeding faster that previously imagined, the days of the driving license appear to be numbered. That raises the question of how the transition – from a world in which human-piloted cars are the norm,

What Will the Transition to Self-Driving Cars Be Like?

With the deployment of self-driving cars proceeding faster that previously imagined, the days of the driving license appear to be numbered. That raises the question of how the transition – from a world in which human-piloted cars are the norm,

Deepwater Horizon as Ethics Case Study

Here comes another blockbuster movie that may end up being show in business ethics classes. Deepwater Horizon (coming out Sept 30, 2016) is about the infamous offshore oil drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon. The rig — built by Hyundai, owned

Deepwater Horizon as Ethics Case Study

Here comes another blockbuster movie that may end up being show in business ethics classes. Deepwater Horizon (coming out Sept 30, 2016) is about the infamous offshore oil drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon. The rig — built by Hyundai, owned

Gas Price Gouging in Georgia

When disaster strikes, is it OK for stores to raise prices? Lots of jurisdictions have laws that limit or even forbid such behaviour. TO most people, this makes obvious good sense, since it prevents merchants from behaving in a predatory

Gas Price Gouging in Georgia

When disaster strikes, is it OK for stores to raise prices? Lots of jurisdictions have laws that limit or even forbid such behaviour. TO most people, this makes obvious good sense, since it prevents merchants from behaving in a predatory

Crossing a Line: the “Twin Towers” Mattress Sale

Here’s a story about a mattress store in Texas that crossed a line by proposing to hold a “Twin Towers Sale,” supposedly to commemorate the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001. This raises two interesting questions: (how)

Crossing a Line: the “Twin Towers” Mattress Sale

Here’s a story about a mattress store in Texas that crossed a line by proposing to hold a “Twin Towers Sale,” supposedly to commemorate the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001. This raises two interesting questions: (how)

Phony Account Creation Shenanigans at Wells Fargo

Since 2011, 5300 now-fired Wells Fargo employees created 2 million phony bank and credit card accounts for existing customers in order to meet sales targets or receive bonuses. These accounts, in turn, generated insufficient funds and overdraft charges, as well

Phony Account Creation Shenanigans at Wells Fargo

Since 2011, 5300 now-fired Wells Fargo employees created 2 million phony bank and credit card accounts for existing customers in order to meet sales targets or receive bonuses. These accounts, in turn, generated insufficient funds and overdraft charges, as well