Archive for April, 2017

Arthur J. Gallagher VP Tom Tropp speaks at Rockford University

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Tom Tropp, Vice-president for Ethics and Culture at the Arthur J. Gallagher Corporation was a guest speaker in Stephen Hicks’s business ethics class on April 24. Gallagher is a $5 billion insurance brokerage company with almost 25,000 employees worldwide.

Gallagher was named a most ethical company for the fifth time, in large part due to Mr. Tropp’s work.

Mr. Tropp’s talk wass sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

CEE Review: Can consumers change public policies? | J.K. Rowling on Failure, and more

Monday, April 24th, 2017

News and Opinion

preserves_m2Why check-cashing stores are a good deal, according to a UPenn professor. Business Insider.

Minnesota eases restrictions on selling homemade food. Institute for Justice.

Latin America Needs to Abandon Its Victimization and Embrace the World. Panam Post.

Yes, consumers can change public policies — sometimes. Here are the challenges. The Washington Post.

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful. Linkedin.

jk-rowling-twitter-profileBeing an entrepreneur is as much art as it is science. Inc.

Rent control: economists dislike it but politicians continue to like it. The issue is back on the table in Ontario. Stephen Hicks’s video lecture case study on the ethics, economics, and politics arguments back and forth.

J. K. Rowling on failure. Medium.

Michael Strong on developing group dynamics and leadership in young people. Our interview with Michael Strong at our site here.


The 4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics, and Governance will be held July 26-28, 2017 in Perth, Australia. The conference theme is ‘Responsible Business for Uncertain Times and a Sustainable Future’. For more information about the conference and how to register visit the conference website.


See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy. Here are the previous editions of CEE Review.