Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why Should Walmart Rebuild Football Field an Oklahoma Municipality Sold toThem?

Is this one for the non sequitur file? The city of Luther, Oklahoma sold a parcel of land previously used by a youth football team to Walmart, for the purpose of opening a Walmart Express store. Recently, Walmart concluded that

Why Should Walmart Rebuild Football Field an Oklahoma Municipality Sold toThem?

Is this one for the non sequitur file? The city of Luther, Oklahoma sold a parcel of land previously used by a youth football team to Walmart, for the purpose of opening a Walmart Express store. Recently, Walmart concluded that

Chipotle: More ‘Ethical’ But Less Safe? Coincidence?

Chipotle is not Taco Bell. Both restaurants are, well, Mexican-inspired, at least. But Chipotle’s reputation is staked in large part on promises of fresh food. That’s its differentiator. Chipotle also last year tried to cozy up to foodies by promising

Chipotle: More ‘Ethical’ But Less Safe? Coincidence?

Chipotle is not Taco Bell. Both restaurants are, well, Mexican-inspired, at least. But Chipotle’s reputation is staked in large part on promises of fresh food. That’s its differentiator. Chipotle also last year tried to cozy up to foodies by promising

Is Research Funded By Interested Parties the Same As Bad Research?

One of the worst aspects of ‘gotcha’ journalism is that it dulls our critical faculties while purporting to sharpen them. Here, it is implied strongly that readers should discount a study purporting to show that consuming diet soft drinks is

Is Research Funded By Interested Parties the Same As Bad Research?

One of the worst aspects of ‘gotcha’ journalism is that it dulls our critical faculties while purporting to sharpen them. Here, it is implied strongly that readers should discount a study purporting to show that consuming diet soft drinks is

Report: Widespread Match-Fixing in Pro Tennis

There are many forms of cheating in sport, or in any given sport. The accusation in the story linked below is that certain top players “threw” matches (i.e., lost intentionally). There are at least two different kinds of match-throwing, two

Report: Widespread Match-Fixing in Pro Tennis

There are many forms of cheating in sport, or in any given sport. The accusation in the story linked below is that certain top players “threw” matches (i.e., lost intentionally). There are at least two different kinds of match-throwing, two

Cost of Justice for Adjunct Professors

What would it take, in dollars, for universities to treat its least-advantaged instructors more fairly? That’s the question posed by the article linked below, by scholars Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness. This article is interesting for a couple of reasons.

Cost of Justice for Adjunct Professors

What would it take, in dollars, for universities to treat its least-advantaged instructors more fairly? That’s the question posed by the article linked below, by scholars Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness. This article is interesting for a couple of reasons.

Traits of Toxic Employees

Everyone has suffered through working alongside a “toxic” co-worker. But just what traits does such “toxicity” imply? The article linked below discusses the results of a Harvard study on just that topic. As explained by the reporter, the study found

Traits of Toxic Employees

Everyone has suffered through working alongside a “toxic” co-worker. But just what traits does such “toxicity” imply? The article linked below discusses the results of a Harvard study on just that topic. As explained by the reporter, the study found

Whistleblowers: Alone vs the System

Great classroom resource, here. Whistleblowing is a great ethics topic: whistleblowers (in the best cases, at least) bring serious wrongdoing to light. But there’s always an ethical “tension” related to the fact that whistleblowing always involves violating trust — however

Whistleblowers: Alone vs the System

Great classroom resource, here. Whistleblowing is a great ethics topic: whistleblowers (in the best cases, at least) bring serious wrongdoing to light. But there’s always an ethical “tension” related to the fact that whistleblowing always involves violating trust — however