Heavy Metal Business Ethics: Threatin Fakes It, Doesn’t Make It

Sometimes there’s a fine line between puffery and fraud—but this isn’t one of those times. Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Threatin audaciously booked an entire European tour based on a wholly fabricated fanbase, deceptively-edited footage suggesting that band packs music

Heavy Metal Business Ethics: Threatin Fakes It, Doesn’t Make It

Sometimes there’s a fine line between puffery and fraud—but this isn’t one of those times. Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Threatin audaciously booked an entire European tour based on a wholly fabricated fanbase, deceptively-edited footage suggesting that band packs music

Witchcraft Fraud

The fact that this story about witchcraft arrives less than a week before Hallowe’en is bound to result in lots of jokes, but fraud is no laughing matter. Question for discussion: other than the dollar figures in this story, how

Witchcraft Fraud

The fact that this story about witchcraft arrives less than a week before Hallowe’en is bound to result in lots of jokes, but fraud is no laughing matter. Question for discussion: other than the dollar figures in this story, how

Does it Matter if Beauty Products Don’t Work?

Does it matter, from an ethical point of view, if the beauty products being sold to you don’t work? Or — to give the benefit of the doubt to those doing the selling — does it matter whether no one

Does it Matter if Beauty Products Don’t Work?

Does it matter, from an ethical point of view, if the beauty products being sold to you don’t work? Or — to give the benefit of the doubt to those doing the selling — does it matter whether no one

Silicon Valley Employees and Moral Objections

Military-grade artificial intelligence. Civilian surveillance. Censored search results. These are some of the high-tech projects that Silicon Valley has been working on. But it would be a lot easier to accomplish such projects if the Valley’s employees weren’t so cranky

Silicon Valley Employees and Moral Objections

Military-grade artificial intelligence. Civilian surveillance. Censored search results. These are some of the high-tech projects that Silicon Valley has been working on. But it would be a lot easier to accomplish such projects if the Valley’s employees weren’t so cranky

Ethics and Starting a Business With Friends

The piece linked below is about the practicalities of starting a business with friends. But much of it ends up being about ethics. The strong bonds between friends, for instance, may end up making them more likely to permit themselves

Ethics and Starting a Business With Friends

The piece linked below is about the practicalities of starting a business with friends. But much of it ends up being about ethics. The strong bonds between friends, for instance, may end up making them more likely to permit themselves

Consumers Responsible for 100% of Global Emissions

The story below is about the relatively small handful of corporate entities that are directly responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions. But notice a word that is missing entirely from this story: the word “consumer.” Consumers, after all,

Consumers Responsible for 100% of Global Emissions

The story below is about the relatively small handful of corporate entities that are directly responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions. But notice a word that is missing entirely from this story: the word “consumer.” Consumers, after all,

Should All Large Companies have “Ethics Officers?”

The focus below on the fact that regulations today often fail to keep up with important ethical issues is interesting. What other reasons can we think of for why a major company today might decide to assign responsibility for ethics

Should All Large Companies have “Ethics Officers?”

The focus below on the fact that regulations today often fail to keep up with important ethical issues is interesting. What other reasons can we think of for why a major company today might decide to assign responsibility for ethics