Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is “Quartertly Capitalism” a Problem?

Yesterday we posted a piece about how corporate managers should focus on “stakeholders, not just shareholders“. The piece we were linking to was in large part a critique of “quarterly capitalism,” i.e., the form of capitalism that focuses on short-term

Is “Quartertly Capitalism” a Problem?

Yesterday we posted a piece about how corporate managers should focus on “stakeholders, not just shareholders“. The piece we were linking to was in large part a critique of “quarterly capitalism,” i.e., the form of capitalism that focuses on short-term

Business Ethics Quarterly Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The best traditional academic journal in the field of business ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. BEQ isn’t the only journal that’s been around that long, but it is the go-to journal for the top scholars in

Business Ethics Quarterly Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The best traditional academic journal in the field of business ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. BEQ isn’t the only journal that’s been around that long, but it is the go-to journal for the top scholars in

Austin, TX, “Bans” BBQ Restaurants

OK, not really “bans”. But the blogger linked below suggests that new rules passed by city council in Austin, Texas, are so restrictive and expensive that they constitute what is “effectively a ban.” In fact, this is a great little

Austin, TX, “Bans” BBQ Restaurants

OK, not really “bans”. But the blogger linked below suggests that new rules passed by city council in Austin, Texas, are so restrictive and expensive that they constitute what is “effectively a ban.” In fact, this is a great little

Stakeholders, Not Just Shareholders

This blog entry is another plea for less focus on building wealth for shareholders. Importantly, it is a plea from within a capitalist framework: it isn’t a criticism of capitalism itself, but a plea for a new approach hoping to

Stakeholders, Not Just Shareholders

This blog entry is another plea for less focus on building wealth for shareholders. Importantly, it is a plea from within a capitalist framework: it isn’t a criticism of capitalism itself, but a plea for a new approach hoping to

Why Do Pharmacies Sell Homeopathy?

We expect the products we buy to work. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a product works — sometimes we lack the expertise. So we buy through professionals and reputable retail outlets that provide some measure of assurance.

Why Do Pharmacies Sell Homeopathy?

We expect the products we buy to work. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a product works — sometimes we lack the expertise. So we buy through professionals and reputable retail outlets that provide some measure of assurance.

What the NY Times Got Wrong About NY Nail Salons

Outrage is such an attractive emotion, isn’t it? We all know there is injustice in the world, and so stories of injustice are easy to accept at face value. Remember that story, from back in May, about Abusive Working Conditions

What the NY Times Got Wrong About NY Nail Salons

Outrage is such an attractive emotion, isn’t it? We all know there is injustice in the world, and so stories of injustice are easy to accept at face value. Remember that story, from back in May, about Abusive Working Conditions

Fiat Chrysler: record $105 million fine

A $105 million fine (for lapses in handling of recalls) sounds hefty, until you learn that the fine could have been as high as $700 million. More interesting are the other conditions that go along with the fine, including a

Fiat Chrysler: record $105 million fine

A $105 million fine (for lapses in handling of recalls) sounds hefty, until you learn that the fine could have been as high as $700 million. More interesting are the other conditions that go along with the fine, including a