Monthly Archives: January 2016

Are Companies Responsible for Misuse of Products? Should they Feel Bad?

Do companies bear any responsibility for misuse of their products? We’re not talking about lawsuits, here. (When it comes to consumers suing manufacturers, misuse can — so we are told — be defence against, but manufacturers need to plan for

Are Companies Responsible for Misuse of Products? Should they Feel Bad?

Do companies bear any responsibility for misuse of their products? We’re not talking about lawsuits, here. (When it comes to consumers suing manufacturers, misuse can — so we are told — be defence against, but manufacturers need to plan for

Soros Profits From Guns He Opposes: Hypocrisy?

If you’re an advocate of gun control, as is billionaire financier George Soros, is it wrong or hypocritical to invest in gun and ammunition manufacturers? Although it may seems so, the case is far from clear. In his work on

Soros Profits From Guns He Opposes: Hypocrisy?

If you’re an advocate of gun control, as is billionaire financier George Soros, is it wrong or hypocritical to invest in gun and ammunition manufacturers? Although it may seems so, the case is far from clear. In his work on

Is ‘Equal Pay For Equal Work’ Always Essential (even when differences are non-discriminatory)?

Is it wrong to pay two people differently for the same work, even if neither is (or both are!) members of the same socio-cultural group? That is, is it wrong to pay two people of the same gender, or the

Is ‘Equal Pay For Equal Work’ Always Essential (even when differences are non-discriminatory)?

Is it wrong to pay two people differently for the same work, even if neither is (or both are!) members of the same socio-cultural group? That is, is it wrong to pay two people of the same gender, or the

Has China Been the Enron of National Economic Statistics?

Incentives to misrepresent economic performance aren’t limited to publicly-traded, for-profit companies. Here, the director of the National Bureau of Statistics of China is under investigation for his possible role in shaping China’s economic statistics such that they tell investors and

Has China Been the Enron of National Economic Statistics?

Incentives to misrepresent economic performance aren’t limited to publicly-traded, for-profit companies. Here, the director of the National Bureau of Statistics of China is under investigation for his possible role in shaping China’s economic statistics such that they tell investors and

Ethics of Commerce in Alternative Medicine

Is it ethical to make and market products without concrete evidence that they will work as intended? Here’s a new article from the peer-reviewed journal, Bioethics, that tackles that question with regard to complementary and alternative medicines. Full access to

Ethics of Commerce in Alternative Medicine

Is it ethical to make and market products without concrete evidence that they will work as intended? Here’s a new article from the peer-reviewed journal, Bioethics, that tackles that question with regard to complementary and alternative medicines. Full access to

An X-Files Mystery: Gender Pay Inequity or BATNA?

Few would deny the intuitive appeal of the concept of ‘equal pay for equal work’, but is acting in a television series the sort of work for which the concept makes sense? Here, Gillian Anderson claims to be fighting the

An X-Files Mystery: Gender Pay Inequity or BATNA?

Few would deny the intuitive appeal of the concept of ‘equal pay for equal work’, but is acting in a television series the sort of work for which the concept makes sense? Here, Gillian Anderson claims to be fighting the

Does Paying for a Baby Symbolize Disrespect, or Embody it?

In the short article linked below, philosopher Daniel Layman offers commentary on Jason Brennan & Peter Jaworski’s “Markets Without Symbolic Limits.” >>> LINK: Layman on Brennan and Jaworski (by Daniel Layman for Business Ethics Journal Review [full PDF available for

Does Paying for a Baby Symbolize Disrespect, or Embody it?

In the short article linked below, philosopher Daniel Layman offers commentary on Jason Brennan & Peter Jaworski’s “Markets Without Symbolic Limits.” >>> LINK: Layman on Brennan and Jaworski (by Daniel Layman for Business Ethics Journal Review [full PDF available for