Business

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Moral Distinctions between Crisis Capitalizers

What characteristics might reveal the difference between profiting during a crisis and profiting off of one?
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The Short- and Long-Term Ethical Issues of Working from Home

The return of pre-industrial working conditions promises upheaval. What challenges should we expect? What gains might we hope for?
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Is There an Ethical Duty to Buy American?

Is our unwavering belief that we should support domestic products above all others anything more than jingoism?
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AMC, Face Masks, and Avoiding Political Controversy

We bemoan politicization, but we must acknowledge that our policies and statements send a message even if unintentional.
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Is Now the Time for an Economics Code of Conduct?

In the absence of a substantial ethical code of conduct, it's difficult to assess the weight that economic recommendations should have in the realm of public policy.
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U-Haul’s Anti-Smoking Workplace Wellness

UHaul's new nicotine-free hiring policy masquerades as a wellness initiative, but is it merely discrimination by any other name?
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Mindfulness, Capitalism, and the Ethics of Compassion

Mindfulness has found a second life, but appears divorced from its roots. What does the co-opting of the technique mean?
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Black Friday and Ethical Consumption

Being an ethical consumer requires more than purchasing sustainable products fairly made.
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McKamey Manor: The House of No Consent

Haunted houses, like McKamey Manor, put unusual pressure on our traditional understanding of consent and autonomy.
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Incentive, Risk, and Oversight in the Pork Industry

Recent deregulation in the slaughterhouse will effectively mean no one is watching the watchmen. What does true oversight require?