Fashion, Intellectual Property, and David vs Goliath

The story below is about intellectual property in the fashion industry. More specifically, it’s about big chains and mega-brands borrowing stealing designs from smaller companies and independent designers. The ethical issues are muddy, but only along the edges: it’s normal

Fashion, Intellectual Property, and David vs Goliath

The story below is about intellectual property in the fashion industry. More specifically, it’s about big chains and mega-brands borrowing stealing designs from smaller companies and independent designers. The ethical issues are muddy, but only along the edges: it’s normal

Should Consumers Trust the Goldman Sachs-Connected Apple Card?

Through its iPhone-connected Apple Card, Apple seeks to compete in the credit card market by reducing the friction in retail transactions. The biggest source of friction in commerce, however, is lack of trust: the less we trust our trading partners,

Should Consumers Trust the Goldman Sachs-Connected Apple Card?

Through its iPhone-connected Apple Card, Apple seeks to compete in the credit card market by reducing the friction in retail transactions. The biggest source of friction in commerce, however, is lack of trust: the less we trust our trading partners,

Blogging Ethics: More Than Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Once a blog becomes a money-making venture, the first topic of ethical concern is conflict of interest: do the views, claims, or advice offered by the blogger reflect the blogger’s honest opinion, or are they influenced by sources of advertising

Blogging Ethics: More Than Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Once a blog becomes a money-making venture, the first topic of ethical concern is conflict of interest: do the views, claims, or advice offered by the blogger reflect the blogger’s honest opinion, or are they influenced by sources of advertising

The Former EPA Chief, and the Many Faces of Corruption

Everyone recognizes that corruption (including bribery and undue influence) are bad things. But it’s surprising how many forms those bad things take. It’s easy to recognize a bribe when it involves a briefcase full of cash slid across a government

The Former EPA Chief, and the Many Faces of Corruption

Everyone recognizes that corruption (including bribery and undue influence) are bad things. But it’s surprising how many forms those bad things take. It’s easy to recognize a bribe when it involves a briefcase full of cash slid across a government

Stores Selling Less — On Purpose

The piece below is by a physician and healthy-eating advocate, and is about some UK grocery stores having eliminated impulse-buy, small-package junk food at the checkout. Apparently the move was a response to public concerns (aside: is that social responsibility?

Stores Selling Less — On Purpose

The piece below is by a physician and healthy-eating advocate, and is about some UK grocery stores having eliminated impulse-buy, small-package junk food at the checkout. Apparently the move was a response to public concerns (aside: is that social responsibility?

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