Monthly Archives: October 2020

More Than a Credit Score: Is Creepy Surveillance Closer Than You Think?

We generally think that credit scoring is benign, but something like China’s Social Credit system is at best creepy—and at worst a totalitarian nightmare. But what if credit reporting agencies and other, similar companies are gathering data on you and

More Than a Credit Score: Is Creepy Surveillance Closer Than You Think?

We generally think that credit scoring is benign, but something like China’s Social Credit system is at best creepy—and at worst a totalitarian nightmare. But what if credit reporting agencies and other, similar companies are gathering data on you and

Innovation in Financial Advising: Where Does Ethics Come In?

Finance raises a handful of familiar ethical questions: When is disclosure required, of what, and to whom? When is a financial professional acting in a fiduciary capacity, what duties attach to that capacity, and to whom are those duties owed?

Innovation in Financial Advising: Where Does Ethics Come In?

Finance raises a handful of familiar ethical questions: When is disclosure required, of what, and to whom? When is a financial professional acting in a fiduciary capacity, what duties attach to that capacity, and to whom are those duties owed?

Black Reparations Pricing: Woke Justice or Price Discrimination at Rivendell?

Is a 45% discount offered to Black customers a form of reparations to those customers? Is it instead a form of price discrimination (whether just or unjust)? Is it just clever-because-timely marketing? Founded by bicycle industry legend and maverick Grant Petersen in 1994, Rivendell Bicycle Works has always

Black Reparations Pricing: Woke Justice or Price Discrimination at Rivendell?

Is a 45% discount offered to Black customers a form of reparations to those customers? Is it instead a form of price discrimination (whether just or unjust)? Is it just clever-because-timely marketing? Founded by bicycle industry legend and maverick Grant Petersen in 1994, Rivendell Bicycle Works has always

Should Vaccine Companies Be Nationalistic?

Should companies developing Covid-19 vaccines be nationalistic? Nationalism — roughly, showing devotion to your own nation — is a funny thing, ethically. On one had, it’s a standard ethical principle that “all people matter equally.” But in practice few people

Should Vaccine Companies Be Nationalistic?

Should companies developing Covid-19 vaccines be nationalistic? Nationalism — roughly, showing devotion to your own nation — is a funny thing, ethically. On one had, it’s a standard ethical principle that “all people matter equally.” But in practice few people

Covid-19 Rate at Amazon

Some stories are only stories because of the brand name attached to them. This is likely one of them. Amazon is large, so it has a large number of employees who have tested positive for Covid-19. Compare: why are there

Covid-19 Rate at Amazon

Some stories are only stories because of the brand name attached to them. This is likely one of them. Amazon is large, so it has a large number of employees who have tested positive for Covid-19. Compare: why are there