Wells Fargo (Again): Are Promises to Restore Consumer Trust Mere Puffery?

Wells Fargo returns to news by way of a motion to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit (partially) on the grounds that statements made by the company that it was “working to restore trust” and “trying to be more transparent” aren’t actionable

Wells Fargo (Again): Are Promises to Restore Consumer Trust Mere Puffery?

Wells Fargo returns to news by way of a motion to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit (partially) on the grounds that statements made by the company that it was “working to restore trust” and “trying to be more transparent” aren’t actionable

Enron’s Skilling Freed from Jail

The piece linked below is about one o the most notorious figures in the history of the study of business ethics: Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron. Skilling is finally out of jail, after serving 12 years of a 24-year

Enron’s Skilling Freed from Jail

The piece linked below is about one o the most notorious figures in the history of the study of business ethics: Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron. Skilling is finally out of jail, after serving 12 years of a 24-year

Employees Demand Microsoft Drop Military Contract

The piece linked below is (yet another piece) about technology companies employees (this time at Microsoft) insisting that their employers give up a juicy military contract. In most cases, it would be weird for an employee to complain about the

Employees Demand Microsoft Drop Military Contract

The piece linked below is (yet another piece) about technology companies employees (this time at Microsoft) insisting that their employers give up a juicy military contract. In most cases, it would be weird for an employee to complain about the

Uber Gender Earnings Gap: Discrimination or Not?

When are gendered differences in pay due to wrongful discrimination and when are they not? The study referred to in the linked blog post mines Uber’s extensive ride data and finds that women earn 7% less than do men when

Uber Gender Earnings Gap: Discrimination or Not?

When are gendered differences in pay due to wrongful discrimination and when are they not? The study referred to in the linked blog post mines Uber’s extensive ride data and finds that women earn 7% less than do men when

Purdue Pharma and the Oxycontin Crisis

Incorporation is intended, in many ways, to place a sort of barrier between a business and the people behind it. The corporation, generally, is the one that owns the property it sits on, signs contracts, owes debts, and is legally

Purdue Pharma and the Oxycontin Crisis

Incorporation is intended, in many ways, to place a sort of barrier between a business and the people behind it. The corporation, generally, is the one that owns the property it sits on, signs contracts, owes debts, and is legally

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Criticized — By His Own Mentor

In this piece adapted from a book by Robert McNamee, the veteran Silicon Valley investor and advisor to Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee argues that the company has gone astray, ethically. Part of the concern is that Zuckerberg had a vision, and

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Criticized — By His Own Mentor

In this piece adapted from a book by Robert McNamee, the veteran Silicon Valley investor and advisor to Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee argues that the company has gone astray, ethically. Part of the concern is that Zuckerberg had a vision, and

Making Excuses, Compromising Integrity

There is plenty of evidence from the field of criminology that rationalizations — excuses, basically — play a major role in wrongdoing. People generally do know the difference between right and wrong. But certain people, in certain settings, find ways

Making Excuses, Compromising Integrity

There is plenty of evidence from the field of criminology that rationalizations — excuses, basically — play a major role in wrongdoing. People generally do know the difference between right and wrong. But certain people, in certain settings, find ways