Monthly Archives: September 2017

Allergan Protects Pharma Patent with Assist from St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation

Is the only thing worse than pharmaceutical patents or sovereign immunity the combination of pharmaceutical patents and sovereign immunity? Pharmaceutical company Allergan last week sought to fend off a prior-art challenge to its patent on Restasis, a solution for alleviating

Allergan Protects Pharma Patent with Assist from St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation

Is the only thing worse than pharmaceutical patents or sovereign immunity the combination of pharmaceutical patents and sovereign immunity? Pharmaceutical company Allergan last week sought to fend off a prior-art challenge to its patent on Restasis, a solution for alleviating

Should a Man Head an Organization to Promote Interests of Women?

The optics are bad, here. On the surface, it seems odd that an organization whose official Mission is to “Accelerate Progress for Women Through Workplace Inclusion” should choose a man as chair of its advisory board. But it’s arguably not

Should a Man Head an Organization to Promote Interests of Women?

The optics are bad, here. On the surface, it seems odd that an organization whose official Mission is to “Accelerate Progress for Women Through Workplace Inclusion” should choose a man as chair of its advisory board. But it’s arguably not

Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Although the piece below focuses on the business case for diversity, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not also about ethics. For one thing, doing your best to do well in business can be an ethical obligation, especially

Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Although the piece below focuses on the business case for diversity, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not also about ethics. For one thing, doing your best to do well in business can be an ethical obligation, especially

Does the “Market Failures View” Provide Real-World Guidance?

In the short scholarly article linked below, Steinberg offers a commentary on Joseph Heath’s influential 2014 book, Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics. >>> LINK: The Inapplicability of the Market-Failures Approach in a Non-Ideal

Does the “Market Failures View” Provide Real-World Guidance?

In the short scholarly article linked below, Steinberg offers a commentary on Joseph Heath’s influential 2014 book, Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics. >>> LINK: The Inapplicability of the Market-Failures Approach in a Non-Ideal

Corporate America, Trump, and DACA

According to the story linked below, at least a couple of US corporate powerhouses are willing to go toe-to-toe with the US government over Trump’s plan to kill DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Those who think Trump’s actions unfair

Corporate America, Trump, and DACA

According to the story linked below, at least a couple of US corporate powerhouses are willing to go toe-to-toe with the US government over Trump’s plan to kill DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Those who think Trump’s actions unfair

Ethics for German Brothels

It’s always interesting and instructive to think about what ethical standards look like in controversial industries. Brothels are doubly controversial. Some people think prostitution itself is immoral. Others think that while prostitution itself is OK, the businesses (like brothels) that

Ethics for German Brothels

It’s always interesting and instructive to think about what ethical standards look like in controversial industries. Brothels are doubly controversial. Some people think prostitution itself is immoral. Others think that while prostitution itself is OK, the businesses (like brothels) that

On-the-Job Brain Injuries (for football players)

What would you do if you ran an organization and found that 2/3 of your employees were sustaining substantial brain damage as a result of working for you? Would you feel obligated to change something? To improve safety standards? Shut

On-the-Job Brain Injuries (for football players)

What would you do if you ran an organization and found that 2/3 of your employees were sustaining substantial brain damage as a result of working for you? Would you feel obligated to change something? To improve safety standards? Shut