Monthly Archives: July 2016

Business Ethics, Paying Your Bills, and Being Fit to Lead

BEH is about business ethics, not ethics in politics, but the story below is about the ostensibly unethical conduct of a businessman who happens to want to be president of the United States. Two distinct types of questions arise. First,

Business Ethics, Paying Your Bills, and Being Fit to Lead

BEH is about business ethics, not ethics in politics, but the story below is about the ostensibly unethical conduct of a businessman who happens to want to be president of the United States. Two distinct types of questions arise. First,

Ethical Closet?

The original version of infographic below (the original is by Anuschka Rees) attempts to guide us toward more ethical closets — that is, more ethical clothes purchases. Oddly absent are many of the ethical factors critics often put forward with

Ethical Closet?

The original version of infographic below (the original is by Anuschka Rees) attempts to guide us toward more ethical closets — that is, more ethical clothes purchases. Oddly absent are many of the ethical factors critics often put forward with

Boycott Ethics: North Carolina HB2, the NBA All-Star Game, and Collateral Damage

Boycotts have interesting features that make the ethics of pursuing them tricky. Boycotts are typically aimed at institutions (e.g., business firms, organizations, political states), but are motivated by (perceived or actual) intentional wrongs. That fact creates some slippage between the

Boycott Ethics: North Carolina HB2, the NBA All-Star Game, and Collateral Damage

Boycotts have interesting features that make the ethics of pursuing them tricky. Boycotts are typically aimed at institutions (e.g., business firms, organizations, political states), but are motivated by (perceived or actual) intentional wrongs. That fact creates some slippage between the

Murder Charges in Rana Factory Collapse

Remember the infamous Rana Factory collapse, back in 2013? While activists have focused (with some success) on getting North American clothing chains to work to get labour practices in Bangladesh changed, prosecutors in that nation have been working on arresting

Murder Charges in Rana Factory Collapse

Remember the infamous Rana Factory collapse, back in 2013? While activists have focused (with some success) on getting North American clothing chains to work to get labour practices in Bangladesh changed, prosecutors in that nation have been working on arresting

Should Twitter Protect Free Speech Rights?

In the blog posting below, the author argues that Twitter was wrong to ban “conservative Breitbart editor and provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos. He argues that while Twitter is (obviously) not a government, it is a public forum of a kind that

Should Twitter Protect Free Speech Rights?

In the blog posting below, the author argues that Twitter was wrong to ban “conservative Breitbart editor and provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos. He argues that while Twitter is (obviously) not a government, it is a public forum of a kind that

Stakeholder Theory and Corporate Governance

New from Business Ethics Journal Review. >>> “The Demands of Stakeholder Theory for Corporate Governance” by Jeffrey Moriarty Aimee Barbeau advances a thoughtful critique of my article, “The Connection Between Stakeholder Theory and Stakeholder Democracy: An Excavation and Defense.” Although

Stakeholder Theory and Corporate Governance

New from Business Ethics Journal Review. >>> “The Demands of Stakeholder Theory for Corporate Governance” by Jeffrey Moriarty Aimee Barbeau advances a thoughtful critique of my article, “The Connection Between Stakeholder Theory and Stakeholder Democracy: An Excavation and Defense.” Although

Organic Food, Health, and Ethics

The short article below does a good job of summarizing the science regarding the health impacts of organic foods, and offers sound advice to consumers. The focus here is on the science, but what the science has to say about

Organic Food, Health, and Ethics

The short article below does a good job of summarizing the science regarding the health impacts of organic foods, and offers sound advice to consumers. The focus here is on the science, but what the science has to say about