Author Archives: The Editors

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

Chase Exits Canada Market, Forgives All Credit Cardholder Debt

Last year, JPMorgan Chase decided to exit the Canadian consumer credit card market. This week, Chase closed the books on all outstanding balances by forgiving the debts. Is this the financial-services equivalent of Merck developing and giving away its river-blindness

Chase Exits Canada Market, Forgives All Credit Cardholder Debt

Last year, JPMorgan Chase decided to exit the Canadian consumer credit card market. This week, Chase closed the books on all outstanding balances by forgiving the debts. Is this the financial-services equivalent of Merck developing and giving away its river-blindness

Cashless Retail: Marketing Imperatives vs Inclusion?

As we have observed before, moving closer to the cashless society is not only a matter of technology, but of ethics. Cashless retail excludes the unbanked and underbanked – who make up a quarter of U.S. consumers – from buying

Cashless Retail: Marketing Imperatives vs Inclusion?

As we have observed before, moving closer to the cashless society is not only a matter of technology, but of ethics. Cashless retail excludes the unbanked and underbanked – who make up a quarter of U.S. consumers – from buying

Values, Facts and Actions in the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

This recent Slate piece on the Equifax data breach settlement and its followup piece offer a quick lesson in the way that values interact with facts to inform right action in business ethics. It demonstrates unintentionally that having the right

Values, Facts and Actions in the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

This recent Slate piece on the Equifax data breach settlement and its followup piece offer a quick lesson in the way that values interact with facts to inform right action in business ethics. It demonstrates unintentionally that having the right

Corporate Character as a Basis for Criminal Sentencing

In the piece below, the authors tackle the question of corporate criminal punishment. In particular, they ask, what are our goals when we impose punishments on corporations? Because, after all, the goals we seek are likely to affect the methods

Corporate Character as a Basis for Criminal Sentencing

In the piece below, the authors tackle the question of corporate criminal punishment. In particular, they ask, what are our goals when we impose punishments on corporations? Because, after all, the goals we seek are likely to affect the methods

Walmart Bribery and the Importance of Anti-Bribery Management Systems

The piece linked below is useful for illustrating to students (and others not familiar with this point) that companies can sometimes be blamed not just for engaging in bribery, but for failing to put adequate management systems in place to

Walmart Bribery and the Importance of Anti-Bribery Management Systems

The piece linked below is useful for illustrating to students (and others not familiar with this point) that companies can sometimes be blamed not just for engaging in bribery, but for failing to put adequate management systems in place to

Autonomous Cars and AI: Is Philosophical Ethics Irrelevant?

The prospect of autonomous cars raises a host of ethical challenges, including questions about life and death and what such machines should do — decide to do — when lives are on the line. How should they (given the need)

Autonomous Cars and AI: Is Philosophical Ethics Irrelevant?

The prospect of autonomous cars raises a host of ethical challenges, including questions about life and death and what such machines should do — decide to do — when lives are on the line. How should they (given the need)