Business

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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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The House of No Consent

Haunted houses, like McKamey Manor, put pressure on our conceptions of consent and autonomy. What makes this kind of "voluntary slavery" objectionable? Why interfere in the affairs of two consenting adults?
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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?
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Toronto vs. Chick-Fil-A: Only About Chicken?

When corporations express ideological positions can we truly separate what it is to be a patron from what it is to be a supporter?
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Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick: Is It Business or Personal?

What responsibility, if any, does JAY-Z have with regards to Colin Kaepernick and his partnership with the NFL?