Excerpt of Speech from Fundraiser

August 25th, 2011 by Kara in Essays, Events

Dr. Tan Bhala delivered the talk on July 2011 The Three Levels of Ethics in Finance I got the idea of nurturing a start-up, in the form of a financial ethics institute, at the beginning of the 21st century. I was leaving Wall Street and entering my MA/Ph.D. program in philosophy.  The focus of the institute would be ethics in finance.  The mission combined two of my great interests: finance, a field in which I enjoyed working for over two decades and moral philosophy, a study of which I had always ...

Ethics in the Media

August 25th, 2011 by Kara in News

Heart and Soul, The BBC The BBC has a report on whether one can have ethics and still make a living. Some people feel ethically compromised at the workplace.  The report looks at the challenges of working ethics from a Buddhist perspective. According to one student and practitioner of Buddhism, we should be suspicious when we are told there is no effective alternative to the current free-market capitalist system.  This system exults greed and promotes individual self-interest.  To make greed the ultimate value is perverse. To isolate the self is antithetical to ...