Ethics of Non-Compete Clauses, Idaho Edition

Non-competition clauses in employment contracts are usually difficult to enforce in U.S. jurisdictions. Running counter to that trend, however, recent legislation passed in the U.S. state of Idaho shifts the burden of proof to the employee to show that working

Ethics of Non-Compete Clauses, Idaho Edition

Non-competition clauses in employment contracts are usually difficult to enforce in U.S. jurisdictions. Running counter to that trend, however, recent legislation passed in the U.S. state of Idaho shifts the burden of proof to the employee to show that working

Doing Well… for the Greater Good

In the short commentary linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald explores the fraught terrain of the connection, overlap, or tension (depending on your point of view) between being a profitable company (roughly) and being a good corporate citizen. >>> LINK:

Doing Well… for the Greater Good

In the short commentary linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald explores the fraught terrain of the connection, overlap, or tension (depending on your point of view) between being a profitable company (roughly) and being a good corporate citizen. >>> LINK:

Airlines & Gender-Based Seat Changes: Can a Mere Request Be Discriminatory?

The story below is about a court decision forbidding an airline from asking female passengers to move in order to accommodate the religious beliefs / cultural practices of other (Orthodox Jewish male) passengers. Questions for the class: 1) If discrimination

Airlines & Gender-Based Seat Changes: Can a Mere Request Be Discriminatory?

The story below is about a court decision forbidding an airline from asking female passengers to move in order to accommodate the religious beliefs / cultural practices of other (Orthodox Jewish male) passengers. Questions for the class: 1) If discrimination

“4×4” Lumber Not Actually 4×4: False Advertising or Deliberately Obtuse Customer-Plaintiff?

False advertising is legally actionable because it impairs the buyer’s ability to make a rational purchasing decision. But do all literally false statements about material features of a product contained in an advertisement work to impair the purchasing decision? The

“4×4” Lumber Not Actually 4×4: False Advertising or Deliberately Obtuse Customer-Plaintiff?

False advertising is legally actionable because it impairs the buyer’s ability to make a rational purchasing decision. But do all literally false statements about material features of a product contained in an advertisement work to impair the purchasing decision? The

The Moral Responsibility of Firms

In the podcast (with transcript) linked below, Wharton professors Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall discuss their new book The Moral Responsibility of Firms. >>> LINK: Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible? (by Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall, interviewed for Knowledge@Wharton)

The Moral Responsibility of Firms

In the podcast (with transcript) linked below, Wharton professors Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall discuss their new book The Moral Responsibility of Firms. >>> LINK: Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible? (by Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall, interviewed for Knowledge@Wharton)

Whole Foods and Pseudoscience

From its worship of all things organic, to its aisles full of homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, Whole Foods Market is easily the most high-profile purveyor of pseudo-science in America today. The chain makes a lot of money (US$12.9 billion in

Whole Foods and Pseudoscience

From its worship of all things organic, to its aisles full of homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, Whole Foods Market is easily the most high-profile purveyor of pseudo-science in America today. The chain makes a lot of money (US$12.9 billion in

Amazon Patents Price Comparison Blocking Over WiFi

Should a bricks-and-mortar retailer be able to interfere with your ability to comparison shop over a wireless network? Hot on the heels of news of Amazon’s impending Whole Foods acquisition, the New York Post reports Amazon has secured a patent

Amazon Patents Price Comparison Blocking Over WiFi

Should a bricks-and-mortar retailer be able to interfere with your ability to comparison shop over a wireless network? Hot on the heels of news of Amazon’s impending Whole Foods acquisition, the New York Post reports Amazon has secured a patent