Monthly Archives: October 2015

Democratic Struggles at a Major Co-operative

Mountain Equipment Co-op is a major Canadian retailer of outdoor clothing, camping gear, yoga pants, etc. As the name implies, it is a co-operative, owned by its customers — a standard example of a successful corporate form that doesn’t include

Democratic Struggles at a Major Co-operative

Mountain Equipment Co-op is a major Canadian retailer of outdoor clothing, camping gear, yoga pants, etc. As the name implies, it is a co-operative, owned by its customers — a standard example of a successful corporate form that doesn’t include

Should IP Trump Defendants’ Right to Review Evidence?

Intellectual property (IP) rights are a hot topic in ethics and political philosophy. IP is interestingly different from other forms of property insofar as it, unlike other forms of property, isn’t diminished in use value by use. Thus, the right

Should IP Trump Defendants’ Right to Review Evidence?

Intellectual property (IP) rights are a hot topic in ethics and political philosophy. IP is interestingly different from other forms of property insofar as it, unlike other forms of property, isn’t diminished in use value by use. Thus, the right

Amazon Sues 1114 People For Offering to Write Fake Reviews

Central to the success of the Amazon customer review system is that it is actual customers – people who have purchased and used the product – who are providing their assessments of the product’s usefulness and worth. However, one of

Amazon Sues 1114 People For Offering to Write Fake Reviews

Central to the success of the Amazon customer review system is that it is actual customers – people who have purchased and used the product – who are providing their assessments of the product’s usefulness and worth. However, one of

CEO’s Health: Private Matter?

Is a CEO’s health a private matter? Or do shareholders (and the investing public) have a right to know? Do you lose your right to privacy, when you be come CEO of a publicly-traded company? Are you effectively a ‘public

CEO’s Health: Private Matter?

Is a CEO’s health a private matter? Or do shareholders (and the investing public) have a right to know? Do you lose your right to privacy, when you be come CEO of a publicly-traded company? Are you effectively a ‘public

Employers Opting Out of Workers’ Comp

This is in part a story about law and regulation. When does a workers’ compensation plan violate the law, and when does it not? But it is also a story about morality and duty. Billy Walker’s wife and child received

Employers Opting Out of Workers’ Comp

This is in part a story about law and regulation. When does a workers’ compensation plan violate the law, and when does it not? But it is also a story about morality and duty. Billy Walker’s wife and child received

Female Celebrities, Negotiation, and the Gender Wage Gap

Apparently even the rich and famous aren’t immune to gender inequity. The extent and sources of the pay gap between men and women is hotly debated. But the story below makes for an interesting case study. The pay gap (on

Female Celebrities, Negotiation, and the Gender Wage Gap

Apparently even the rich and famous aren’t immune to gender inequity. The extent and sources of the pay gap between men and women is hotly debated. But the story below makes for an interesting case study. The pay gap (on

Minnesota AG: How Charitable Is a Wheels For Wishes Donation?

A lot of people who equate not-for-profit with ethics, but there is no necessary connection between adopting the not-for-profit organizational form and ethical conduct. Here, Minnesota’s attorney general raises the concern that Wheels for Wishes’ advertising misleads automobile donors about

Minnesota AG: How Charitable Is a Wheels For Wishes Donation?

A lot of people who equate not-for-profit with ethics, but there is no necessary connection between adopting the not-for-profit organizational form and ethical conduct. Here, Minnesota’s attorney general raises the concern that Wheels for Wishes’ advertising misleads automobile donors about