Category Archives: Ethics in Business

Published on
7 December 2011

Trade Unions and Business Corporations: Reaching for the Common Good

Both the newspapers and the televised media constantly remind us of our current economic difficulties. The revenues and profit-margins of firms large and small are shrinking. Many shops and factories are reducing workforces, and some are closing-down altogether with larger-scale job losses. It is therefore refreshing to read that workers at the Caparo Merchant Bar […]

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Published on
31 October 2011

Democracy, The Good and OccupyLSX

From a Guest Blogger: And so we enter another week of the ‘OccupyLSX’ protest outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Once again the protest is in the headlines as not only Dr. Giles Fraser but also the Dean Graeme Knowles have resigned their posts. Meanwhile ‘evil’ capitalists are still beavering away just as ‘feckless’ protestors […]

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Published on
21 September 2011

Planning Matters: The Need for a Rethink

The Government is currently undertaking a consultation about the National Policy Framework for house-building. The aim is to simplify the policies binding local councils and house-builders. The responses of groups such as the National Trust, Woodland Trust and Campaign for the Protection of Rural England have – predictably – been negative. The National Trust is […]

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Published on
16 September 2011

The European Crisis-Management Project

From a guest blogger: Since its inception one of the principle reasons regularly served up for ever more integration in the European Union (as now is) has been, in the wake of two World Wars, to prevent armed conflict by making war ever more unattractive and impossible to conceive. As integration progressed, it was decided […]

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Published on
3 December 2010

Milton Friedman and Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted in Ethics in Business

As any graduate looking to enter the corporate world will soon realise, recent years have seen an explosion in popularity of the idea of ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR). On top of spending twenty-five hours a day at their desks, prospective recruits are well-advised to feign enthusiasm about the prospect of spending their weekends planting trees […]

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