Christmas is About Enjoying Values Not Sacrificing Them

Christmas is About Enjoying Values Not Sacrificing Them

Millions of people have just celebrated Christmas, by decorating their homes, setting up Christmas trees and lights, getting together with their families, exchanging gifts with each other, eating special foods and baking, and enjoying activities from watching movies...
In Praise of Supermarkets (and Capitalism)

In Praise of Supermarkets (and Capitalism)

“Every time we step through its doors we enter into a battle with our enemy, the supermarket corporation, whose motives are totally opposed to our own. While we hope to do our shopping quickly and efficiently, buying just [what is on our list], the supermarket owners...
No Need To Apologize for “White Advertising”

No Need To Apologize for “White Advertising”

Instead of pandering to the irrational ideas of identity politics and advertising as coercion , self-interest and facts should be MEC’s–and every company’s–only guide to action. The CEO of my favorite outfitter, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), recently posted an open...
The Importance of Business Ethics

The Importance of Business Ethics

A new semester, and a new class of business ethics, has begun. In my class, we initially discuss concrete examples of ethical dilemmas in business before delving into the main moral codes and the values and principles they comprise, to learn how they provide guidance...
Business Requires Moral Clarity

Business Requires Moral Clarity

Why would a practical endeavor such as business—creating wealth through production and trade of goods and services—require moral clarity and courage, you may ask. I argue that moral clarity and courage are necessary for business to achieve sustained long-term...

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