An Encounter with Occupy Wall Street

October 22nd, 2012 by Kara in Essays

If Aristotle were magically transported to contemporary America, he would probably find the distinction between an indebted householder selling himself into slavery and renting himself to work for someone else as kind of a legal technicality. He would conclude that most Americans are, in fact, debt slaves. And would he be wrong? David Graeber The Beginning of OWS When Occupy Wall Street began on Sept. 17, 2011, it started through a call by Adbusters Magazine, a radical, environmental, anti-consumerism publication, and a small group of individuals. Adbusters had attempted to form movements similar ...

A New Issue of Moral Cents is Online!

October 13th, 2012 by Kara in News

Check out the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Moral Cents.                  Editorial: Moral Cents recently encountered arguments against teaching Finance and Ethics in MBA finance programs, and has rebuttals. Benefit Corporations: Corporations can choose social and environmental good over profits without fear of legal repercussions from shareholders, by incorporating as Benefit Corporations. We may be witnessing a slow cultural (r)evolution, supported by the law, as corporate goals shift from pure profit maximization to producing social and economic good. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in China: The CSR situation ...