Monthly Archives: May 2015

World Cup Sponsors & Human Rights Vioations

Human rights violations are marring the construction going on in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. To what extent are the World Cup’s sponsors — like Coca Cola — complicit in those vioations? >>> LINK: People Make Anti-Logos To

World Cup Sponsors & Human Rights Vioations

Human rights violations are marring the construction going on in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. To what extent are the World Cup’s sponsors — like Coca Cola — complicit in those vioations? >>> LINK: People Make Anti-Logos To

How brutal would YOUR sweatshop be?

This item is about a bit of participatory theatre that has audience members take on the role of sweatshop mavens. The result is surprising (or perhaps not, for those of us who know about the Stanford Prison Experiment, and its

How brutal would YOUR sweatshop be?

This item is about a bit of participatory theatre that has audience members take on the role of sweatshop mavens. The result is surprising (or perhaps not, for those of us who know about the Stanford Prison Experiment, and its

Treating Employees as Humans

It’s amazing how much overlap there is between good ethical advice and plain old good management advice. Case in point: see this piece on how to treat your employees well as a way of keeping them productive. The explicit focus

Treating Employees as Humans

It’s amazing how much overlap there is between good ethical advice and plain old good management advice. Case in point: see this piece on how to treat your employees well as a way of keeping them productive. The explicit focus

Is it Right to be Fired for Being a Jerk?

It’s all too easy to be happy when we see something bad happen to someone who has himself acted very badly. But ethically, we need to think a bit harder, especially when the “something bad” that happened was done to

Is it Right to be Fired for Being a Jerk?

It’s all too easy to be happy when we see something bad happen to someone who has himself acted very badly. But ethically, we need to think a bit harder, especially when the “something bad” that happened was done to

Similac: Another Irresponsible Shunning of GMO Ingredients

Another company is joining Chipotle on the list of companies that is putting consumers’ irrational desires, and its own profits — ahead of social responsibility. The company is going to dignify anti-scientific fears of GMOs by offering a GMO-free baby

Similac: Another Irresponsible Shunning of GMO Ingredients

Another company is joining Chipotle on the list of companies that is putting consumers’ irrational desires, and its own profits — ahead of social responsibility. The company is going to dignify anti-scientific fears of GMOs by offering a GMO-free baby

Same Sex Marriage and Counter-Discrimination

If it’s not OK for a business to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation, is it OK to discriminate against a business for its views (not its behaviour, but its views) on same-sex marriage? The blog entry below is

Same Sex Marriage and Counter-Discrimination

If it’s not OK for a business to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation, is it OK to discriminate against a business for its views (not its behaviour, but its views) on same-sex marriage? The blog entry below is

The ethical complexity of “backscratching”

Conflict of interest is an important modern ethical concept, and “backscratching” (as in, “you scratch my back — do me a favour — and I’ll scratch yours”) is a common form of it. As the author below points out, returning

The ethical complexity of “backscratching”

Conflict of interest is an important modern ethical concept, and “backscratching” (as in, “you scratch my back — do me a favour — and I’ll scratch yours”) is a common form of it. As the author below points out, returning