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

The Impact of Occupational Licensing Requirements

More and more occupations require that the worker be licensed—which sometimes requires passing hurdles such as writing an exam of questionable relevance. The purpose, in theory, is to protect the public. In some cases, like the one discussed below, it

The Impact of Occupational Licensing Requirements

More and more occupations require that the worker be licensed—which sometimes requires passing hurdles such as writing an exam of questionable relevance. The purpose, in theory, is to protect the public. In some cases, like the one discussed below, it

Facebook, Accountability, and Leadership

In business, it’s not enough to think you’re doing (or have done) the right thing. You need to be able to explain it. And increasingly, you need to be able to explain it to a very broad public. That’s what

Facebook, Accountability, and Leadership

In business, it’s not enough to think you’re doing (or have done) the right thing. You need to be able to explain it. And increasingly, you need to be able to explain it to a very broad public. That’s what

#MeToo in the Classroom

The article below (which includes an interview with BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) talks about the way the #MeToo campaign is changing on-campus discussions, particularly in business schools. >>> LINK: In the #MeToo era, ethics training gains urgency (by Erik Heinrich

#MeToo in the Classroom

The article below (which includes an interview with BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) talks about the way the #MeToo campaign is changing on-campus discussions, particularly in business schools. >>> LINK: In the #MeToo era, ethics training gains urgency (by Erik Heinrich

Weinstein Non-Disclosure Agreements Cancelled

The second part of the headline below is the interesting part, from an ethics point of view. Worthy of discussion: were the non-disclosure agreements unethical? Lawyers can debate whether they would have been legally binding; certainly, they were sufficiently scary

Weinstein Non-Disclosure Agreements Cancelled

The second part of the headline below is the interesting part, from an ethics point of view. Worthy of discussion: were the non-disclosure agreements unethical? Lawyers can debate whether they would have been legally binding; certainly, they were sufficiently scary