Monthly Archives: April 2016

State Bows to Corporate Pressure

This seems like a clear good-news/bad-news story. On one hand, the State of Georgia is repealing a discriminatory law. On the other hand, the government of the state of Georgia bowed pressure from a tiny group of powerful corporations. If

State Bows to Corporate Pressure

This seems like a clear good-news/bad-news story. On one hand, the State of Georgia is repealing a discriminatory law. On the other hand, the government of the state of Georgia bowed pressure from a tiny group of powerful corporations. If

Shareholder Primacy, CSR, & Business Schools

Do business schools put too much emphasis on maximizing shareholder value? Here’s a new article on that question, from Journal of Business Ethics. (The editors of Business Ethics Journal Review would welcome scholarly commentaries aimed at this interesting piece.) >>>

Shareholder Primacy, CSR, & Business Schools

Do business schools put too much emphasis on maximizing shareholder value? Here’s a new article on that question, from Journal of Business Ethics. (The editors of Business Ethics Journal Review would welcome scholarly commentaries aimed at this interesting piece.) >>>

A Women-Friendly Alternative to Uber?

A very interesting new Uber-like venture is starting soon, providing cars driven BY women FOR women. Charges of sexism are sure to arise, even if the sexism here is based on actual data about how likely men are to commit

A Women-Friendly Alternative to Uber?

A very interesting new Uber-like venture is starting soon, providing cars driven BY women FOR women. Charges of sexism are sure to arise, even if the sexism here is based on actual data about how likely men are to commit

Bribery & Whistleblowing: Responsibility at the Top

Lots of room for blame at the top here. The board member got herself into the headline, but it’s also worth noting the quote by the CEO who admitted that the company’s agent in India had probably bribed someone, but

Bribery & Whistleblowing: Responsibility at the Top

Lots of room for blame at the top here. The board member got herself into the headline, but it’s also worth noting the quote by the CEO who admitted that the company’s agent in India had probably bribed someone, but

The Panama Papers and Global Capitalism

To many people, the Panama Papers and what they reveal about the use of off-shore tax havens by the wealthy constitutes yet another indictment of global capitalism. The piece linked below asks whether that really makes sense, or whether what

The Panama Papers and Global Capitalism

To many people, the Panama Papers and what they reveal about the use of off-shore tax havens by the wealthy constitutes yet another indictment of global capitalism. The piece linked below asks whether that really makes sense, or whether what

Are You Worse than a Price-Gouger or Sweatshop Owner?

Here’s an 35-minute video lecture by Prof. Matt Zwolinski, on “Exploitation and the Psychology of Moral Judgment.” Here’s the official summary: “In this lecture, Professor Matt Zwolinski discusses how price-gougers and sweatshop owners may benefit consumers and workers, even when

Are You Worse than a Price-Gouger or Sweatshop Owner?

Here’s an 35-minute video lecture by Prof. Matt Zwolinski, on “Exploitation and the Psychology of Moral Judgment.” Here’s the official summary: “In this lecture, Professor Matt Zwolinski discusses how price-gougers and sweatshop owners may benefit consumers and workers, even when

Should We Abolish Tipping?

Tipping is controversial. Some people think it should be outlawed; others think individual restaurants should ban tipping and simply pay their servers enough to live on. The analysis below suggests the question is more complicated. For one thing, it points

Should We Abolish Tipping?

Tipping is controversial. Some people think it should be outlawed; others think individual restaurants should ban tipping and simply pay their servers enough to live on. The analysis below suggests the question is more complicated. For one thing, it points