Author Archives: Chris MacDonald

About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.

Price Gouging During Pandemic

This short posting includes a number of stories from the last few weeks related to ‘price gouging.’ More neutrally, it’s about situations in which prices have been raised, in a way that people find predatory or coercive. >>> LINK: Why

Price Gouging During Pandemic

This short posting includes a number of stories from the last few weeks related to ‘price gouging.’ More neutrally, it’s about situations in which prices have been raised, in a way that people find predatory or coercive. >>> LINK: Why

Covid-19: Should the 2020 Olympics Go Ahead?

Covid-19 is now a global pandemic, and public health experts are telling people to avoid large crowds. We don’t know when that advice will soften, but there’s a good chance we’ll all be practicing ‘social distaincing’ well into the summer.

Covid-19: Should the 2020 Olympics Go Ahead?

Covid-19 is now a global pandemic, and public health experts are telling people to avoid large crowds. We don’t know when that advice will soften, but there’s a good chance we’ll all be practicing ‘social distaincing’ well into the summer.

Corporations Respond to COVID-19

Corporations of all kinds are responding in various ways to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s fascinating to look at these responses, not least because it helps us understand who these companies see as their key stakeholders. Are these messages aimed, for

Corporations Respond to COVID-19

Corporations of all kinds are responding in various ways to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s fascinating to look at these responses, not least because it helps us understand who these companies see as their key stakeholders. Are these messages aimed, for

Turning Over Customer Data to Fight a Pandemic

The piece linked below raises interesting issues on the limits of privacy (especially in the context of a public health crisis) and the responsibility of private and public institutions to have processes in place to deal with unusual requests for

Turning Over Customer Data to Fight a Pandemic

The piece linked below raises interesting issues on the limits of privacy (especially in the context of a public health crisis) and the responsibility of private and public institutions to have processes in place to deal with unusual requests for

Airbus — Not as Good as You Thought

European multinational Airbus is the latest company to be hit with a big — indeed, colossal — fine for bribery. The fines (from France, the UK, and the US) happen to add up to a record-breaking $4 billion. You would

Airbus — Not as Good as You Thought

European multinational Airbus is the latest company to be hit with a big — indeed, colossal — fine for bribery. The fines (from France, the UK, and the US) happen to add up to a record-breaking $4 billion. You would