Author Archives: The Editors

How Amazon Delivers — Without Accountability

The piece below explains the complex system that Amazon uses to deliver billions of packages a year — a system that has also proven effective in insulating the company for responsibility when delivery drivers cause injury or death. This story

How Amazon Delivers — Without Accountability

The piece below explains the complex system that Amazon uses to deliver billions of packages a year — a system that has also proven effective in insulating the company for responsibility when delivery drivers cause injury or death. This story

Polaris RZR vs Ford Pinto

In the blog entry linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald asks, “Is the Polaris RZR the New ‘Ford Pinto?’” The reference is to the Ford Pinto, a car made back in the 1970s that was believed to have an unusually

Polaris RZR vs Ford Pinto

In the blog entry linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald asks, “Is the Polaris RZR the New ‘Ford Pinto?’” The reference is to the Ford Pinto, a car made back in the 1970s that was believed to have an unusually

Business Ethics “Choose Your Own Adventure” Mini-Stories

The link below is to a new, free resource for teaching business ethics and for corporate ethics training. It’s a project co-directed by BEH’s own Chris Macdonald. The site includes a handful of small “choose-your-own-adventure” stories about issues in workplace

Business Ethics “Choose Your Own Adventure” Mini-Stories

The link below is to a new, free resource for teaching business ethics and for corporate ethics training. It’s a project co-directed by BEH’s own Chris Macdonald. The site includes a handful of small “choose-your-own-adventure” stories about issues in workplace

Corporate Boards and the Ethical Need for Information

The piece below (quoting BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) is about the urgent practical problem that corporate directors (members of the Board of Directors) have in staying sufficiently informed to do their jobs well. But note: this is an ethical problem,

Corporate Boards and the Ethical Need for Information

The piece below (quoting BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) is about the urgent practical problem that corporate directors (members of the Board of Directors) have in staying sufficiently informed to do their jobs well. But note: this is an ethical problem,

The Highly-Organized World of Professional Plagiarism

The story below is about ‘essay mills’ in Kenya, where workers work for a dollar an hour writing essays for students in wealthier countries. The focus of the story is sales to the UK, but the problem is obviously broader

The Highly-Organized World of Professional Plagiarism

The story below is about ‘essay mills’ in Kenya, where workers work for a dollar an hour writing essays for students in wealthier countries. The focus of the story is sales to the UK, but the problem is obviously broader

Female Coders and Toxic Interviews

Many have reflected on gender issues at the workplace in hiring, pay, and promotion decisions. But what comes before all these decisions, the job interview, is often the first introduction of a candidate to a company. The linked article reflects

Female Coders and Toxic Interviews

Many have reflected on gender issues at the workplace in hiring, pay, and promotion decisions. But what comes before all these decisions, the job interview, is often the first introduction of a candidate to a company. The linked article reflects

Behavioral Economics in Action: Virginia Lottery Ticket Auto-Renewal

In a recent Twitter post, the U.S. state of Virginia’s lottery encourages lottery players to sign up for a new auto-renewal lottery ticket purchase feature. You choose the quantity and kind of lottery tickets you wish to buy for each

Behavioral Economics in Action: Virginia Lottery Ticket Auto-Renewal

In a recent Twitter post, the U.S. state of Virginia’s lottery encourages lottery players to sign up for a new auto-renewal lottery ticket purchase feature. You choose the quantity and kind of lottery tickets you wish to buy for each