Price Gouging During Pandemic

This short posting includes a number of stories from the last few weeks related to ‘price gouging.’ More neutrally, it’s about situations in which prices have been raised, in a way that people find predatory or coercive. >>> LINK: Why

Price Gouging During Pandemic

This short posting includes a number of stories from the last few weeks related to ‘price gouging.’ More neutrally, it’s about situations in which prices have been raised, in a way that people find predatory or coercive. >>> LINK: Why

Covid-19 Patent Trolling Over Life-Saving Medical Devices?

Should patents be enforced over life-saving devices when the patent holder (or a holder of a license from a patent holder) is unable to supply the patented device in a timely manner? That’s just one the questions raised by this

Covid-19 Patent Trolling Over Life-Saving Medical Devices?

Should patents be enforced over life-saving devices when the patent holder (or a holder of a license from a patent holder) is unable to supply the patented device in a timely manner? That’s just one the questions raised by this

Covid-19: Should the 2020 Olympics Go Ahead?

Covid-19 is now a global pandemic, and public health experts are telling people to avoid large crowds. We don’t know when that advice will soften, but there’s a good chance we’ll all be practicing ‘social distaincing’ well into the summer.

Covid-19: Should the 2020 Olympics Go Ahead?

Covid-19 is now a global pandemic, and public health experts are telling people to avoid large crowds. We don’t know when that advice will soften, but there’s a good chance we’ll all be practicing ‘social distaincing’ well into the summer.

Corporations Respond to COVID-19

Corporations of all kinds are responding in various ways to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s fascinating to look at these responses, not least because it helps us understand who these companies see as their key stakeholders. Are these messages aimed, for

Corporations Respond to COVID-19

Corporations of all kinds are responding in various ways to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s fascinating to look at these responses, not least because it helps us understand who these companies see as their key stakeholders. Are these messages aimed, for

Turning Over Customer Data to Fight a Pandemic

The piece linked below raises interesting issues on the limits of privacy (especially in the context of a public health crisis) and the responsibility of private and public institutions to have processes in place to deal with unusual requests for

Turning Over Customer Data to Fight a Pandemic

The piece linked below raises interesting issues on the limits of privacy (especially in the context of a public health crisis) and the responsibility of private and public institutions to have processes in place to deal with unusual requests for

The Boss Who Raised Everyone to $70k

Back in 2015, a story popped up about how the CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, took a big cut in pay in order to make sure every one of his employees made at least $70,000. For some employees, that

The Boss Who Raised Everyone to $70k

Back in 2015, a story popped up about how the CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, took a big cut in pay in order to make sure every one of his employees made at least $70,000. For some employees, that

Avoiding a Toxic Workplace

In the article linked below, Ann Skeet (of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics) suggests a number of steps companies can take to avoid sliding into becoming a toxic workplace. Some of the suggestions are pretty intuitive (such as “Foster

Avoiding a Toxic Workplace

In the article linked below, Ann Skeet (of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics) suggests a number of steps companies can take to avoid sliding into becoming a toxic workplace. Some of the suggestions are pretty intuitive (such as “Foster