Posts Tagged "Corporations"

Greed, Inc.: Book Excerpt – Introduction, Chapter one Part 1

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Articles-Blog | Comments Off on Greed, Inc.: Book Excerpt – Introduction, Chapter one Part 1

© 2012 Wade Rowland Introduction Protests come and protests go. Sometimes, rarely, they morph into the kind of social movement that can change history. When I briefly attended the Occupy Wall St. gathering at Zuccotti Park on lower Manhattan in late October, 2011, there was no way of knowing whether or not it had legs. The Arab Spring was in full bloom, and the Occupy movement, which had quickly spread to scores of cities around the world, took some inspiration from it. But the young people in Tahrir Square in Cairo and in the bloodied streets of Tunis and Benghazi had been playing for...

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Canadian Corporate Rights and Canada’s Supreme Court

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Articles-Blog | 0 comments

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision this July (2007) to uphold federal law restricting the advertising of tobacco was a welcome endorsement of government’s right to control the activities of corporations. Unfortunately, the reasoning used by the Court in dismissing big tobacco’s case may actually strengthen corporate power when the bigger picture is considered. The tobacco companies had argued that the law limiting advertising infringed on their right to freedom of expression under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court, in a unanimous decision, agreed, but went on to argue...

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Can the Corporate Workplace be a Moral Environment?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Articles-Blog | 0 comments

Note: In speaking to various groups concerned with corporate ethics a cluster of questions routinely arise. One of the most frequently asked is the one in the title. It’s always important that I preface my comments by emphasizing that I’m not speaking of corporations that are relatively small and still owned and/or controlled by their founders. I am, instead, speaking of the very large corporations that control the market and are listed on the world’s stock exchanges. There is no reason why corporations that are owned and controlled by individuals or families cannot behave morally, if...

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Conscientious Capitalism? Not Likely.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Articles-Blog | 0 comments

As someone who has an interest in the connections between science and religion, I often look through the pages of Science and Theology News, a monthly magazine published, I believe by the Templeton Foundation. As its title suggests, it deals with controversies, discoveries, and research in the areas of moral philosophy that are (or ought to be) central to both science and religion. The cover story in the current (May, 2006) issue, for example deals with the ethical issues raised by the biotech revolution and how various scientific ethicists and moral philosophers interpret them. On the op-ed...

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