Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2017

A diverse workplace is a wonderful thing. First, it’s a sign (although an imperfect one) that a company’s hiring practices are fair. Second, it means that diverse viewpoints are brought to bear on any problem the company faces. The report

Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2017

A diverse workplace is a wonderful thing. First, it’s a sign (although an imperfect one) that a company’s hiring practices are fair. Second, it means that diverse viewpoints are brought to bear on any problem the company faces. The report

Are Corporations Like Little Governments?

Is a corporation a network of freely-contracting individuals, or is it more like a government, ruling over its ‘citizen’ workers? In the book review below, political theorist Abraham Singer reviews philosopher Elizabeth Anderson’s book on the topic. (Students will find

Are Corporations Like Little Governments?

Is a corporation a network of freely-contracting individuals, or is it more like a government, ruling over its ‘citizen’ workers? In the book review below, political theorist Abraham Singer reviews philosopher Elizabeth Anderson’s book on the topic. (Students will find

Madoff’s Victims Receive Payout

Bernie Madoff’s scam was the biggest in history. It’s natural to wonder whether any of the victims of his Ponzi scheme would get their money back. The answer is below. (Note: A “Ponzi scheme” is a kind of fraud in

Madoff’s Victims Receive Payout

Bernie Madoff’s scam was the biggest in history. It’s natural to wonder whether any of the victims of his Ponzi scheme would get their money back. The answer is below. (Note: A “Ponzi scheme” is a kind of fraud in

The next Japanese Fad: environmental, social and governance-screened investments

“ESG assets” are investment funds that are screened for Environmental, Social and Governance. That is, such funds only invest in companies that score well on those factors. A cynic might hypothesize that such fnds are successful because they bundle 2

The next Japanese Fad: environmental, social and governance-screened investments

“ESG assets” are investment funds that are screened for Environmental, Social and Governance. That is, such funds only invest in companies that score well on those factors. A cynic might hypothesize that such fnds are successful because they bundle 2

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Fired for Giving Trump the Finger?

The piece linked below (by BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) tackles the difficult question of whether employers should be encouraged to fire employees for (what they see as) bad behaviour off-the-job. The problem is rendered all the more thorny when the

Fired for Giving Trump the Finger?

The piece linked below (by BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) tackles the difficult question of whether employers should be encouraged to fire employees for (what they see as) bad behaviour off-the-job. The problem is rendered all the more thorny when the

German Values in the Workplace

People often think ethics is strictly about rules. Some would add values to the equation, but are apt to think that the relevant values are ones that tell us what not to do. This is a mistake. Ethics is also

German Values in the Workplace

People often think ethics is strictly about rules. Some would add values to the equation, but are apt to think that the relevant values are ones that tell us what not to do. This is a mistake. Ethics is also