Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Right Reason Not to Buy Nikes

In the piece below, Chris MacDonald (co-editor of BEH) argues for keeping your views of Colin Kaepernick, and protest, and patriotism, out of your shoe-shopping decisions. Question: if MacDonald is arguing, in a sense, for keeping our values out of

The Right Reason Not to Buy Nikes

In the piece below, Chris MacDonald (co-editor of BEH) argues for keeping your views of Colin Kaepernick, and protest, and patriotism, out of your shoe-shopping decisions. Question: if MacDonald is arguing, in a sense, for keeping our values out of

Dominos Tattoos: The Ad Campaign that Lasts a Lifetime

So, Dominos in Russia had to rethink this marketing campaign, apparently because they figured out that it wasn’t economically viable. But can anyone spot any ethical problems? Is it OK to ask customers to put permanent ads on their skin,

Dominos Tattoos: The Ad Campaign that Lasts a Lifetime

So, Dominos in Russia had to rethink this marketing campaign, apparently because they figured out that it wasn’t economically viable. But can anyone spot any ethical problems? Is it OK to ask customers to put permanent ads on their skin,

Should CEOs Speak Up on Social Issues?

It’s a question that comes up surprisingly frequently in 2018: should CEOs (or companies) ‘speak up’ on social, political, and ethical issues? The piece below argues “yes.” The author points to the fact that people seem to want CEOs to

Should CEOs Speak Up on Social Issues?

It’s a question that comes up surprisingly frequently in 2018: should CEOs (or companies) ‘speak up’ on social, political, and ethical issues? The piece below argues “yes.” The author points to the fact that people seem to want CEOs to

Musk, Marijuana, and the Obligations of a CEO

When a CEO makes use of a semi-illegal (or semi-legal) drug in full public view, just what kind of problem is it. It’s clearly a problem. But is it an ethics problem, a legal problem, a corporate policy problem, or

Musk, Marijuana, and the Obligations of a CEO

When a CEO makes use of a semi-illegal (or semi-legal) drug in full public view, just what kind of problem is it. It’s clearly a problem. But is it an ethics problem, a legal problem, a corporate policy problem, or

Who Subsidizes Whom? Sanders, Amazon, and Workers on Welfare

Do public assistance payments to low-wage workers subsidize the employers of those low-wage workers? Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes they do, and has introduced a bill that, if made law, would levy a 100% tax on employers for the cost

Who Subsidizes Whom? Sanders, Amazon, and Workers on Welfare

Do public assistance payments to low-wage workers subsidize the employers of those low-wage workers? Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes they do, and has introduced a bill that, if made law, would levy a 100% tax on employers for the cost

Profits vs Margins vs Revenues: How Much Do Shoe Manufacturing Companies Really Make?

Few things get people more agitated over business ethics than prices and profits. However, as has been observed elsewhere, there are few things people are more ignorant of than the relationship between the prices they pay for products and the

Profits vs Margins vs Revenues: How Much Do Shoe Manufacturing Companies Really Make?

Few things get people more agitated over business ethics than prices and profits. However, as has been observed elsewhere, there are few things people are more ignorant of than the relationship between the prices they pay for products and the

Should Democrats Boycott In-N-Out for Donating to the GOP?

One of the fallouts of the Outrage Era is making boycotting the first resort in any moral, political, social, or environmental disagreement. Here, a California Democratic Party leader urged a boycott of celebrated California burger chain In-N-Out Burger upon learning

Should Democrats Boycott In-N-Out for Donating to the GOP?

One of the fallouts of the Outrage Era is making boycotting the first resort in any moral, political, social, or environmental disagreement. Here, a California Democratic Party leader urged a boycott of celebrated California burger chain In-N-Out Burger upon learning

Should Conor Daly Lose His NASCAR Sponsorship Over His Father’s Words of 30 Years Ago?

Has racecar driver Conor Daly been treated unfairly by Lilly Diabetes? Lilly pulled sponsorship from Daly’s car for a recent NASCAR road racing event at Road America because his father, Derek Daly, had used a racially insensitive remark during a

Should Conor Daly Lose His NASCAR Sponsorship Over His Father’s Words of 30 Years Ago?

Has racecar driver Conor Daly been treated unfairly by Lilly Diabetes? Lilly pulled sponsorship from Daly’s car for a recent NASCAR road racing event at Road America because his father, Derek Daly, had used a racially insensitive remark during a