Monthly Archives: May 2016

Governance of Eco-Labels

New from Journal of Business Ethics. >>> Governance of Eco-Labels: Expert Opinion and Media Coverage “Eco-labels” are an increasingly important form of private regulation for sustainability in areas such as carbon emissions, water consumption, ethical sourcing, or organic produce. The

Governance of Eco-Labels

New from Journal of Business Ethics. >>> Governance of Eco-Labels: Expert Opinion and Media Coverage “Eco-labels” are an increasingly important form of private regulation for sustainability in areas such as carbon emissions, water consumption, ethical sourcing, or organic produce. The

Are Declining U.S. Dynamism and Increasing Inequality Linked?

Declining economic dynamism is a concern we usually associate with the U.S. political ‘right’. Increasing economic inequality is a concern we usually associate with the U.S. political ‘left’. This piece in The Atlantic is interesting because it advances a thesis

Are Declining U.S. Dynamism and Increasing Inequality Linked?

Declining economic dynamism is a concern we usually associate with the U.S. political ‘right’. Increasing economic inequality is a concern we usually associate with the U.S. political ‘left’. This piece in The Atlantic is interesting because it advances a thesis

Vegan Restaurants Aggressive About Ethics

Most businesses act ethically, most of the time. And many businesses today proclaim their commitment to ethics (sometimes labelling it Corporate Social Responsibility or some such). A few companies (such as The Body Shop) have done well by loudly proclaiming

Vegan Restaurants Aggressive About Ethics

Most businesses act ethically, most of the time. And many businesses today proclaim their commitment to ethics (sometimes labelling it Corporate Social Responsibility or some such). A few companies (such as The Body Shop) have done well by loudly proclaiming

Replace Sweatshop Labour With Robots?

In the 10-minute radio interview linked below, professor of business ethics, Chris MacDonald (one of the editors of BEH), is interviewed about recent moves by two companies (Adidas and Foxconn) to replace “sweatshop” labour with robots. >>> LINK: If sweatshops

Replace Sweatshop Labour With Robots?

In the 10-minute radio interview linked below, professor of business ethics, Chris MacDonald (one of the editors of BEH), is interviewed about recent moves by two companies (Adidas and Foxconn) to replace “sweatshop” labour with robots. >>> LINK: If sweatshops

Microsoft Expands Market via Involuntary Windows Updates

The story below is about Microsoft, and what some (at least) see as its underhanded methods for getting people to upgrade their computers’ operating systems. As one of the editors of BEH wrote about a different issue, it’s a fundamental

Microsoft Expands Market via Involuntary Windows Updates

The story below is about Microsoft, and what some (at least) see as its underhanded methods for getting people to upgrade their computers’ operating systems. As one of the editors of BEH wrote about a different issue, it’s a fundamental

Obama DoL Overtime Rule vs Nonprofits?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent rule doubling the annual salary below which exempt employees must nonetheless be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of forty in a week doesn’t only affect for-profit employers. It affects not-for-profit employers, as

Obama DoL Overtime Rule vs Nonprofits?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent rule doubling the annual salary below which exempt employees must nonetheless be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of forty in a week doesn’t only affect for-profit employers. It affects not-for-profit employers, as

When Are Safer Cars a Bad Idea?

Should a car company feel bad about producing a car with the worst possible crash-test rating? The blog entry below argues that they should not. The discussion is focused on India, where for many people the choice is between a

When Are Safer Cars a Bad Idea?

Should a car company feel bad about producing a car with the worst possible crash-test rating? The blog entry below argues that they should not. The discussion is focused on India, where for many people the choice is between a