Posts Tagged: corruption

Costco Pharmacy Kickbacks

This is an interesting case, from both an ethical and regulatory point of view. Costco (as a company) has come under scrutiny because 2 of its pharmacists violated the rules set out by their professional regulatory body. Details here are

Costco Pharmacy Kickbacks

This is an interesting case, from both an ethical and regulatory point of view. Costco (as a company) has come under scrutiny because 2 of its pharmacists violated the rules set out by their professional regulatory body. Details here are

Firing for Bad Off-the-Job Behaviour

In the 5-minute interview linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald discusses whether it’s a good thing for employers to fire employees for bad behaviour off-the-job. The title is a reference to TV host Billy Bush, who has been suspended (and

Firing for Bad Off-the-Job Behaviour

In the 5-minute interview linked below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald discusses whether it’s a good thing for employers to fire employees for bad behaviour off-the-job. The title is a reference to TV host Billy Bush, who has been suspended (and

SNC Lavalin’s Elections Act Violations

In the 6-minute interview below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald discusses recent revelations that Canadian engineering giant SNC Lavalin has admitted to a series of improper political contributions, contributions that took place more than a decade ago. The company has been

SNC Lavalin’s Elections Act Violations

In the 6-minute interview below, BEH editor Chris MacDonald discusses recent revelations that Canadian engineering giant SNC Lavalin has admitted to a series of improper political contributions, contributions that took place more than a decade ago. The company has been

FIFA: Financial Crimes Highlight Death Toll

The news this week continues to be dominated by the story of about officials at FIFA (international soccer’s governing body). The story below points out that the financial crimes currently being discussed are finally drawing attention to the massive human

FIFA: Financial Crimes Highlight Death Toll

The news this week continues to be dominated by the story of about officials at FIFA (international soccer’s governing body). The story below points out that the financial crimes currently being discussed are finally drawing attention to the massive human

Transparency International Calls for Head of FIFA to Resign

See this press release from Transparency International. The request is not surprising. A number of FIFA officials were just arrested, and it would be rather surprising if Mr Blatter were entirely blameless in whatever wrongdoing went on. >>> LINK: TRANSPARENCY

Transparency International Calls for Head of FIFA to Resign

See this press release from Transparency International. The request is not surprising. A number of FIFA officials were just arrested, and it would be rather surprising if Mr Blatter were entirely blameless in whatever wrongdoing went on. >>> LINK: TRANSPARENCY

FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

This is huge. Worth noting that FIFA’s enormously powerful president, Sepp Blatter, is not (so far) among those charged. >>> LINK: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body,

FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

This is huge. Worth noting that FIFA’s enormously powerful president, Sepp Blatter, is not (so far) among those charged. >>> LINK: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body,

The ethical complexity of “backscratching”

Conflict of interest is an important modern ethical concept, and “backscratching” (as in, “you scratch my back — do me a favour — and I’ll scratch yours”) is a common form of it. As the author below points out, returning

The ethical complexity of “backscratching”

Conflict of interest is an important modern ethical concept, and “backscratching” (as in, “you scratch my back — do me a favour — and I’ll scratch yours”) is a common form of it. As the author below points out, returning

Five Big Banks Plead Guilty

Notice that this isn’t an example of the evils of capitalism, as many will suggest. It’s an example of people doing bad things within a capitalist system. Capitalism emphatically relies on competition, and what individuals at these banks were doing

Five Big Banks Plead Guilty

Notice that this isn’t an example of the evils of capitalism, as many will suggest. It’s an example of people doing bad things within a capitalist system. Capitalism emphatically relies on competition, and what individuals at these banks were doing

Bribery is for Losers

Bribery is just a way of admitting that you’re not good enough to win without cheating. After all, if you have to pay someone to say “yes”, you really need to ask yourself why.

Bribery is for Losers

Bribery is just a way of admitting that you’re not good enough to win without cheating. After all, if you have to pay someone to say “yes”, you really need to ask yourself why.

When Anti-Corruption Rules Hinder Government Procurement

The federal government in Canada is pretty fond of its tough-on-crime stance, and in principle part of that stance is includes some fairly tough anti-corruption rules. But now those rules threaten to limit the number of competent companies that can

When Anti-Corruption Rules Hinder Government Procurement

The federal government in Canada is pretty fond of its tough-on-crime stance, and in principle part of that stance is includes some fairly tough anti-corruption rules. But now those rules threaten to limit the number of competent companies that can