Monthly Archives: August 2015

Employment Regulations Hurting Caregivers?

Sometimes regulations aimed to help a particular group end up hurting. Just how often that happens is a matter of dispute. And of course, the fact that (some) workers are hurt by a regulation designed to protect them doesn’t automatically

Employment Regulations Hurting Caregivers?

Sometimes regulations aimed to help a particular group end up hurting. Just how often that happens is a matter of dispute. And of course, the fact that (some) workers are hurt by a regulation designed to protect them doesn’t automatically

Ethics of Arbitration Clauses: Dish Network’s New ToS

Arbitration clauses are old news in commercial contracts, but they’re appearing more frequently in the terms of service agreements firms are providing to consumers. The Dish clause is interesting because it not only bars ordinary contract litigation (in favor of

Ethics of Arbitration Clauses: Dish Network’s New ToS

Arbitration clauses are old news in commercial contracts, but they’re appearing more frequently in the terms of service agreements firms are providing to consumers. The Dish clause is interesting because it not only bars ordinary contract litigation (in favor of

Hedge Funds Buying Debt in Baltimore, Taking People’s Homes

This is apparently legal — in fact, it is apparently supported by a legal system that enforces disproportionate repayment of debt. File this along with Ashley Madison under the category, “Sure, It’s Legal, But Can’t You Find A Better Way

Hedge Funds Buying Debt in Baltimore, Taking People’s Homes

This is apparently legal — in fact, it is apparently supported by a legal system that enforces disproportionate repayment of debt. File this along with Ashley Madison under the category, “Sure, It’s Legal, But Can’t You Find A Better Way

Mr. Robot and the Banality of (Corporate) Evil

The average big company is apparently now considered evil enough to make exaggeration unnecessary for dramatic purposes. In the commentary linked below, the writer discusses the fictional company, E Corp, which plays a central role in the TV show Mr.

Mr. Robot and the Banality of (Corporate) Evil

The average big company is apparently now considered evil enough to make exaggeration unnecessary for dramatic purposes. In the commentary linked below, the writer discusses the fictional company, E Corp, which plays a central role in the TV show Mr.

Shockingly, ‘Psychics’ Admit it’s All a Scam

It’s pretty obvious that lying to customers to get their money is wrong. It’s even more wrong when the customers involved are desperate. There’s no such thing as a genuine psychic. Nobody — nobody — can read minds, predict the

Shockingly, ‘Psychics’ Admit it’s All a Scam

It’s pretty obvious that lying to customers to get their money is wrong. It’s even more wrong when the customers involved are desperate. There’s no such thing as a genuine psychic. Nobody — nobody — can read minds, predict the

Gift Card Holders Paid Before Secured Creditors in Radio Shack Bankruptcy

The ethics of bankruptcy is an under-explored but fascinating business ethics subject. This story surrounding the recent Radio Shack bankruptcy is excellent discussion fodder. Attorneys General around the U.S. have sought to intervene in bankruptcy proceedings to alter the order

Gift Card Holders Paid Before Secured Creditors in Radio Shack Bankruptcy

The ethics of bankruptcy is an under-explored but fascinating business ethics subject. This story surrounding the recent Radio Shack bankruptcy is excellent discussion fodder. Attorneys General around the U.S. have sought to intervene in bankruptcy proceedings to alter the order

Walmart Stops Selling Semi-Auto Rifles

Corporate reasons, and corporate motives, are complex things. Given the complexity of corporate decision making, sometimes there’s no single reason why a company did something, let alone a single reason that can be reliable determined by outsiders. In other words,

Walmart Stops Selling Semi-Auto Rifles

Corporate reasons, and corporate motives, are complex things. Given the complexity of corporate decision making, sometimes there’s no single reason why a company did something, let alone a single reason that can be reliable determined by outsiders. In other words,