Author Archives: The Editors

Covid-19 Patent Trolling Over Life-Saving Medical Devices?

Should patents be enforced over life-saving devices when the patent holder (or a holder of a license from a patent holder) is unable to supply the patented device in a timely manner? That’s just one the questions raised by this

Covid-19 Patent Trolling Over Life-Saving Medical Devices?

Should patents be enforced over life-saving devices when the patent holder (or a holder of a license from a patent holder) is unable to supply the patented device in a timely manner? That’s just one the questions raised by this

The Boss Who Raised Everyone to $70k

Back in 2015, a story popped up about how the CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, took a big cut in pay in order to make sure every one of his employees made at least $70,000. For some employees, that

The Boss Who Raised Everyone to $70k

Back in 2015, a story popped up about how the CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, took a big cut in pay in order to make sure every one of his employees made at least $70,000. For some employees, that

Avoiding a Toxic Workplace

In the article linked below, Ann Skeet (of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics) suggests a number of steps companies can take to avoid sliding into becoming a toxic workplace. Some of the suggestions are pretty intuitive (such as “Foster

Avoiding a Toxic Workplace

In the article linked below, Ann Skeet (of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics) suggests a number of steps companies can take to avoid sliding into becoming a toxic workplace. Some of the suggestions are pretty intuitive (such as “Foster

Corporate Personhood vs Corporations as Instruments

The blog entry linked below (by BEH editor, Chris MacDonald) proposes a practical approach to the question of what kind of thing the corporation is. The way we think of corporations, MacDonald argues, depends on the question at hand. For

Corporate Personhood vs Corporations as Instruments

The blog entry linked below (by BEH editor, Chris MacDonald) proposes a practical approach to the question of what kind of thing the corporation is. The way we think of corporations, MacDonald argues, depends on the question at hand. For

Pharmacists Selling Stuff that Just Doesn’t Work

Is it OK for pharmacists to passively sell products that they know don’t work? What about to praise those products? What about to allow other, non-pharmacist employees at a pharmacy to do so? Compare: there are bunch of companies selling

Pharmacists Selling Stuff that Just Doesn’t Work

Is it OK for pharmacists to passively sell products that they know don’t work? What about to praise those products? What about to allow other, non-pharmacist employees at a pharmacy to do so? Compare: there are bunch of companies selling

McDonalds, Artificial Intelligence, and Selling More

The piece below is about the fact that McDonald’s is investing heavily in technology, including artificial intelligence (A.I.) in an effort to, well, sell more burgers and fries. And of course, that’s basically what most companies try to do —

McDonalds, Artificial Intelligence, and Selling More

The piece below is about the fact that McDonald’s is investing heavily in technology, including artificial intelligence (A.I.) in an effort to, well, sell more burgers and fries. And of course, that’s basically what most companies try to do —

Banks Hiring Criminals

Lots of people will read the headline below (or ours above!) and quickly conclude that this bank is doing something shady. After all, who wants criminals managing their money? But that isn’t the story, here: it’s about an attempt at

Banks Hiring Criminals

Lots of people will read the headline below (or ours above!) and quickly conclude that this bank is doing something shady. After all, who wants criminals managing their money? But that isn’t the story, here: it’s about an attempt at