Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Difference Between Walmart and Apple Expressed in “Profit Days”

Walmart operates on razor-thin margins to serve lower- and middle-income households. Apple secures fat margins serving an upper-income clientele. Yet progressive activists cast Walmart as the villain. >>> Every month, Walmart gets one “profit day” from its sales, while Apple

The Difference Between Walmart and Apple Expressed in “Profit Days”

Walmart operates on razor-thin margins to serve lower- and middle-income households. Apple secures fat margins serving an upper-income clientele. Yet progressive activists cast Walmart as the villain. >>> Every month, Walmart gets one “profit day” from its sales, while Apple

NPR Expands Coverage of Code of Ethics

NPR is expanding coverage of its code of ethics, to include not just employees but also (for example) non-employees who happen to host shows on the network. To what extent can an employer impose an ethics code on people who

NPR Expands Coverage of Code of Ethics

NPR is expanding coverage of its code of ethics, to include not just employees but also (for example) non-employees who happen to host shows on the network. To what extent can an employer impose an ethics code on people who

Promoting Homeopathy is Unethical

Homeopathy is a silly sham treatment, rooted in scientific ignorance. Sometimes ignorance is a defence, but not always — there’s such a thing as culpable (and willful) ignorance. But for anyone with a bit of scientific knowledge to condone foisting

Promoting Homeopathy is Unethical

Homeopathy is a silly sham treatment, rooted in scientific ignorance. Sometimes ignorance is a defence, but not always — there’s such a thing as culpable (and willful) ignorance. But for anyone with a bit of scientific knowledge to condone foisting

Organizational ‘Connectedness’

New from The Business Ethics Journal Review: >>> “The Science of Creating Organizational Connectedness,” by David Ohreen and Jim Silovs Abstract: Pavlovich and Krahnke’s inclusion of neurological and psychological evidence to support organizational connectedness should be lauded. Unfortunately, we suggest

Organizational ‘Connectedness’

New from The Business Ethics Journal Review: >>> “The Science of Creating Organizational Connectedness,” by David Ohreen and Jim Silovs Abstract: Pavlovich and Krahnke’s inclusion of neurological and psychological evidence to support organizational connectedness should be lauded. Unfortunately, we suggest

Lufthansa Knew About Co-Pilot’s Depression

What would you have done if you worked at Lufthansa and were among the people who knew? What are your obligations to your passengers? What are your obligations to your employee? Do you know enough about depression to make the

Lufthansa Knew About Co-Pilot’s Depression

What would you have done if you worked at Lufthansa and were among the people who knew? What are your obligations to your passengers? What are your obligations to your employee? Do you know enough about depression to make the

(Price) Discrimination on Car Loans

Car loans can be relatively complex arrangements, so there’s lots of room for dealers to engage in bad-faith manipulation of consumers. In the case discussed here, car dealers are accused of doing so in a way that specifically targeted borrowers

(Price) Discrimination on Car Loans

Car loans can be relatively complex arrangements, so there’s lots of room for dealers to engage in bad-faith manipulation of consumers. In the case discussed here, car dealers are accused of doing so in a way that specifically targeted borrowers

Are Bosses Too Powerful?

Under a capitalist system, are bosses too powerful vis-a-vis employees, and do they use that power against employees? Note also that the answer to those questions has to be compared to the same question asked about other economic systems. But

Are Bosses Too Powerful?

Under a capitalist system, are bosses too powerful vis-a-vis employees, and do they use that power against employees? Note also that the answer to those questions has to be compared to the same question asked about other economic systems. But