Monthly Archives: November 2015

Does Teaching Ethics Improve Ethics?

Do ethics classes make people more ethical? In the piece below, a University of Central Florida business professor argues that business schools can, and should, do more to reduce unethical behaviour in the workplace. The ambition is clearly a good

Does Teaching Ethics Improve Ethics?

Do ethics classes make people more ethical? In the piece below, a University of Central Florida business professor argues that business schools can, and should, do more to reduce unethical behaviour in the workplace. The ambition is clearly a good

We Should Congratulate Nestlé for Disclosing Slave Labour

We should all congratulate Nestlé, loudly and repeatedly, for this disclosure. We should do so for two reasons. One is that they’ve helped highlight a supply chain problem shared by lots and lots of companies. Second, if we shame them

We Should Congratulate Nestlé for Disclosing Slave Labour

We should all congratulate Nestlé, loudly and repeatedly, for this disclosure. We should do so for two reasons. One is that they’ve helped highlight a supply chain problem shared by lots and lots of companies. Second, if we shame them

Designing Better Ethical Solutions

What does it mean to ‘design’ a better solution to an ethical quandary? What can decision-makers learn about ethics by thinking in terms of design? The piece below presents the analogy, and suggests four specific lessons that can be learned

Designing Better Ethical Solutions

What does it mean to ‘design’ a better solution to an ethical quandary? What can decision-makers learn about ethics by thinking in terms of design? The piece below presents the analogy, and suggests four specific lessons that can be learned

Are American Sports Leagues ‘Socialist’?

Here, Five Thirty Eight’s Kirk Goldsberry attributes to Nate Silver the insight that American sports leagues are more ‘socialist’ than their ‘capitalist’ European counterparts. However, this insight is based on a failure to recognize fundamental differences in the way professional

Are American Sports Leagues ‘Socialist’?

Here, Five Thirty Eight’s Kirk Goldsberry attributes to Nate Silver the insight that American sports leagues are more ‘socialist’ than their ‘capitalist’ European counterparts. However, this insight is based on a failure to recognize fundamental differences in the way professional

Job Opening: Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics, George Washington U

Here’s a errific opportunity for an accomplished scholar. >>> The Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) invites applications to fill the distinguished Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics. Applicants from various disciplines with a

Job Opening: Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics, George Washington U

Here’s a errific opportunity for an accomplished scholar. >>> The Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) invites applications to fill the distinguished Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics. Applicants from various disciplines with a

Ethics of Soliciting Donations from Employees

Is it OK for nonprofit employers to solicit donations from employees? We think the NYT’s ethicist gets the advice about right here. What we’d like to point out is that this discussion illustrates two key points about ethics, generally. One

Ethics of Soliciting Donations from Employees

Is it OK for nonprofit employers to solicit donations from employees? We think the NYT’s ethicist gets the advice about right here. What we’d like to point out is that this discussion illustrates two key points about ethics, generally. One

U.S. Senate Moves to Ban Gag Clauses Barring Negative Web Reviews

The Consumer Review Freedom Act (S. 2044), recently cleared by the Senate Commerce Committee, may be a case study in the ‘market-failures’ approach to business ethics championed by University of Toronto philosopher Joseph Heath. Here, retailers and other merchants have

U.S. Senate Moves to Ban Gag Clauses Barring Negative Web Reviews

The Consumer Review Freedom Act (S. 2044), recently cleared by the Senate Commerce Committee, may be a case study in the ‘market-failures’ approach to business ethics championed by University of Toronto philosopher Joseph Heath. Here, retailers and other merchants have