Monthly Archives: July 2015

Update: the Company With the $70k Minimum Wage

Back in April, a story broke about a company called Gravity that had decided to institute a minimum salary of $70,000 for all employees. Some people thought it a revolutionary move towards economic equality. Others scoffed. The update below is

Update: the Company With the $70k Minimum Wage

Back in April, a story broke about a company called Gravity that had decided to institute a minimum salary of $70,000 for all employees. Some people thought it a revolutionary move towards economic equality. Others scoffed. The update below is

Farmers Feed Cities (and so on, and so on)

There’s an online meme that points out that “Farmers Feed Cities.” And that claim of course is, strictly speaking, true. But it leaves out the massive interdependency of the modern economy. If it is aimed (as it seems to be)

Farmers Feed Cities (and so on, and so on)

There’s an online meme that points out that “Farmers Feed Cities.” And that claim of course is, strictly speaking, true. But it leaves out the massive interdependency of the modern economy. If it is aimed (as it seems to be)

Finding the “Right” Level of Corporate Crime

In the blog entry below, Canadian philosopher Joseph Heath discusses the theory, proposed by 19th century theorist Emile Durkheim, that society works to sustain a “normal” rate of crime. The crime rate, on this theory, is actively adjusted by the

Finding the “Right” Level of Corporate Crime

In the blog entry below, Canadian philosopher Joseph Heath discusses the theory, proposed by 19th century theorist Emile Durkheim, that society works to sustain a “normal” rate of crime. The crime rate, on this theory, is actively adjusted by the

The Lion, the Dentist, and Business Ethics

The killing of Cecil the Lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer has the internet in a spin. But what lessons are to be had by the business world? >>> LINK: Cecil the Lion shows how reputational risk has gone global

The Lion, the Dentist, and Business Ethics

The killing of Cecil the Lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer has the internet in a spin. But what lessons are to be had by the business world? >>> LINK: Cecil the Lion shows how reputational risk has gone global

Deirdre McCloskey: Piketty’s Ethical Myopia

Polymath economic historian Deirdre McCloskey advances a devastating, plain-language critique of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Beyond exposing Piketty’s poor grasp of basic economics and the role of human capital, McCloskey argues that his biggest failing is an

Deirdre McCloskey: Piketty’s Ethical Myopia

Polymath economic historian Deirdre McCloskey advances a devastating, plain-language critique of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Beyond exposing Piketty’s poor grasp of basic economics and the role of human capital, McCloskey argues that his biggest failing is an

Leadership, Values, and Corporate Culture

This is an interesting short commentary on the importance of corporate culture, and the ways in which leaders can influence culture. But note: for evidence about the role of core values, the researchers talked to “upper-level managers from Fortune magazine’s

Leadership, Values, and Corporate Culture

This is an interesting short commentary on the importance of corporate culture, and the ways in which leaders can influence culture. But note: for evidence about the role of core values, the researchers talked to “upper-level managers from Fortune magazine’s

13 Big US Firms to Donate $140bn to Fight Climate Change

It is perhaps not a coincidence that the list includes Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway — Microsoft was formerly led by Bill Gates, and BH is currently led by Warren Buffett, and Gates and Buffett are the two most generous philanthropists

13 Big US Firms to Donate $140bn to Fight Climate Change

It is perhaps not a coincidence that the list includes Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway — Microsoft was formerly led by Bill Gates, and BH is currently led by Warren Buffett, and Gates and Buffett are the two most generous philanthropists