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It’s an intriguing question. When should a university be forced to return an endowment because it hasn’t been used for the designated purpose? A case in point is a $300,000 endowment established by Roger Lindmark, a 1974 graduate of St, John’s University in Collegeville, Minnes...

Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules of the game. Employees who choose to inform the Securit...

Rational egoism is a particular brand of ethical egoism that claims the promotion of one’s own interest is always in accordance with reason. Rational egoism, also called rational selfishness, is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one’s self-int...

January 18, 2018

By Caitlin Hoff and Steven Mintz

A company in any developed country today is expected by society to uphold certain ethical practices to benefit its consumers. Many believe consumers should be the company’s greatest priority when developing and manufacturing a product. Without cu...

The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually...

Do we, as a society, care about ethics anymore? My answer is a qualified ‘no.’ Ethics has been relegated to the back of the bus and is considered today only after a wrongdoing occurs, not before as is required to have an ethical society. Being ethical means to be proactive, not...

It’s clear that business has a social responsibility to obey the law. Relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, etc. create contractual obligations. Legal obligations also exist to avoid negligence, fraud, and other liabilities under tort law. Economists po...

The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19, 2017, wrote a blog titled...

It’s time to shake things up in our attempt to teach ethics to college students. The old ways do not work well. The days of lecturing ad nauseam about the philosophy of ethics is gone. Let’s face it. Students don’t relate to Kant, Rawls and Bentham, not to mention Plato and Ari...

President Trump declared a public health emergency this past week because of opioid addiction in the U.S. Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Opioids now kill more people each year than ca...

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