Posts Tagged: employees

Is it Right to be Fired for Being a Jerk?

It’s all too easy to be happy when we see something bad happen to someone who has himself acted very badly. But ethically, we need to think a bit harder, especially when the “something bad” that happened was done to

Is it Right to be Fired for Being a Jerk?

It’s all too easy to be happy when we see something bad happen to someone who has himself acted very badly. But ethically, we need to think a bit harder, especially when the “something bad” that happened was done to

Buffett: Help the Poor through Earned Income Tax Credit, Not a Higher Minimum Wage

Warren Buffett is one of the richest people on earth. He is also one of the world’s most generous philanthropists. This means he’s no dummy, and no Scrooge. He argues, in the opinion piece below, that raising the legal minimum

Buffett: Help the Poor through Earned Income Tax Credit, Not a Higher Minimum Wage

Warren Buffett is one of the richest people on earth. He is also one of the world’s most generous philanthropists. This means he’s no dummy, and no Scrooge. He argues, in the opinion piece below, that raising the legal minimum

Did Intermex Get Creepy with Employee GPS Surveillance?

If the allegations are true, this is really awful. People who get their jollies abusing managerial authority shouldn’t be in positions of managerial authority. >>> Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day A Central

Did Intermex Get Creepy with Employee GPS Surveillance?

If the allegations are true, this is really awful. People who get their jollies abusing managerial authority shouldn’t be in positions of managerial authority. >>> Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day A Central

Richard Epstein on the Political Economy of NYC Nail Salons

Law and economics scholar Richard Epstein addresses many of the fascinating explanatory puzzles left out of Sarah Maslin Nir’s accounts of work in the nail salon industry. Excellent reading if you’re looking for more than a moral outrage high. >>>

Richard Epstein on the Political Economy of NYC Nail Salons

Law and economics scholar Richard Epstein addresses many of the fascinating explanatory puzzles left out of Sarah Maslin Nir’s accounts of work in the nail salon industry. Excellent reading if you’re looking for more than a moral outrage high. >>>

Chinese ‘Car Babes’ Out of Work

Many people object that using scantily-clad women to help sell your product is inherently objectifying and therefore sexist. Even though the women might well be participating voluntarily, critics worry that women (especially) often have too few choices in life, and

Chinese ‘Car Babes’ Out of Work

Many people object that using scantily-clad women to help sell your product is inherently objectifying and therefore sexist. Even though the women might well be participating voluntarily, critics worry that women (especially) often have too few choices in life, and

Buffett: Inequality is a Problem, But Raising Minimum Wage is Not the Solution

Warren Buffett is so phenomenally rich that comparison with mere mortals is silly. But there is a vast, and relevant, disparity between the average working-class American and the average, run-of-the-mill American millionaire. Buffet thinks the disparity is a problem, but

Buffett: Inequality is a Problem, But Raising Minimum Wage is Not the Solution

Warren Buffett is so phenomenally rich that comparison with mere mortals is silly. But there is a vast, and relevant, disparity between the average working-class American and the average, run-of-the-mill American millionaire. Buffet thinks the disparity is a problem, but

Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Rescue

Why is it that we’ll pay millions to rescue trapped miners after a mine collapses, but won’t pay a few thousand dollars to prevent the accident in the first place? >>> Corporate Responsibility and the “Rule of Rescue:” (4-minute video

Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Rescue

Why is it that we’ll pay millions to rescue trapped miners after a mine collapses, but won’t pay a few thousand dollars to prevent the accident in the first place? >>> Corporate Responsibility and the “Rule of Rescue:” (4-minute video