Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ethics of Sex Doll Brothels

The story below is about a sex doll brothel opening in Toronto. Issues: Will the availability of sex with a doll (which doesn’t need to consent to sex, and which can be treated roughly) lead men to act badly in

Ethics of Sex Doll Brothels

The story below is about a sex doll brothel opening in Toronto. Issues: Will the availability of sex with a doll (which doesn’t need to consent to sex, and which can be treated roughly) lead men to act badly in

Will China Change Google? Or Has the Company Already Changed?

Google has a troubled history when it comes to China. They’ve long debated, sometimes quite publicly, whether it’s better for folks in China to have a censored Google search, or none at all. Add to that the fact that it

Will China Change Google? Or Has the Company Already Changed?

Google has a troubled history when it comes to China. They’ve long debated, sometimes quite publicly, whether it’s better for folks in China to have a censored Google search, or none at all. Add to that the fact that it

Gap Ad Shows Young Girl in Hijab

You could forgive Gap for thinking it’s in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t situation. If it doesn’t occasionally include women in relatively traditional Muslim attire, it could be accused of ignoring the obvious diversity of modern society. But then when it does

Gap Ad Shows Young Girl in Hijab

You could forgive Gap for thinking it’s in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t situation. If it doesn’t occasionally include women in relatively traditional Muslim attire, it could be accused of ignoring the obvious diversity of modern society. But then when it does

Volkswagen Criticized for… Controlling Weather

This is a rather unique instance of a company having an unexpected environmental impact (or what economists call a “negative externality.”) Given how hard it is to predict the weather, it seems terribly hard to prove causality in this case.

Volkswagen Criticized for… Controlling Weather

This is a rather unique instance of a company having an unexpected environmental impact (or what economists call a “negative externality.”) Given how hard it is to predict the weather, it seems terribly hard to prove causality in this case.

Verizon, Wildfires, and CSR

This is perhaps as pure a case of (failed) CSR as you’re going to find. This isn’t about a corporation’s responsibilities to its customers, or to its employees, or to its suppliers, but quite literally to society as a whole.

Verizon, Wildfires, and CSR

This is perhaps as pure a case of (failed) CSR as you’re going to find. This isn’t about a corporation’s responsibilities to its customers, or to its employees, or to its suppliers, but quite literally to society as a whole.

If Mountain Dew Spiked Isn’t Spiked Should It Be Called “Spiked”?

Although likely old news to Mountain Dew-ophiles, one of the editors recently encountered Mountain Dew Spiked—a Mountain Dew-based beverage “spiked” with fruit juice. The scare quotes are apt because Mountain Dew Spiked isn’t spiked in the usual sense. Colloquially, “spiked”

If Mountain Dew Spiked Isn’t Spiked Should It Be Called “Spiked”?

Although likely old news to Mountain Dew-ophiles, one of the editors recently encountered Mountain Dew Spiked—a Mountain Dew-based beverage “spiked” with fruit juice. The scare quotes are apt because Mountain Dew Spiked isn’t spiked in the usual sense. Colloquially, “spiked”

Kraft Reducing Packaging Waste

How do you balance what consumers want (flavour, convenience), food quality concerns (freshness, safety) and the worry that just maybe your product is helping ruin the planet? >>> LINK: Ketchup Packets to Get Makeover in Kraft Heinz Recycling Push (by

Kraft Reducing Packaging Waste

How do you balance what consumers want (flavour, convenience), food quality concerns (freshness, safety) and the worry that just maybe your product is helping ruin the planet? >>> LINK: Ketchup Packets to Get Makeover in Kraft Heinz Recycling Push (by