Posts Tagged ‘chris macdonald’

CEE Review: Corporations and religion?, Bhagwati and Easterly, Entrepreneurial hubs, and more

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

News and Opinion

Business ethicist Chris MacDonald reflects on the Hobby Lobby case and asks whether corporations can have religious goals.

Development economists everywhere: in Financial Times, a profile interview with Jagdish Bhagwati, who asks whether the “tortoise” India can overtake the “hare” China. Polasek-Albin-Man-Carving-His-Own-Destiny-(1907)

And in “Spare the Advice,” a The New York Times review of William Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.

Mindsets in collision — bureaucratic versus voluntary-initiative: banning free food for the homeless.

A new study from Kauffman on how cities become entrepreneurial: “Think Locally, Act Locally: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”

Sarbanes-Oxley’s reach? “The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether prosecutors can use the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance law, which makes it a crime to destroy records, to target a fisherman for allegedly throwing undersized red grouper overboard.” At The Wall Street Journal blog.

Breakthrough in data storage: Sony’s new magnetic tape technology enables 185 TB cartridges.


In May, the Chicago chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is hosting Elevating Entrepreneurship Benefit. Check out our Kaizen interview with NFTE founder Steve Mariotti.

In conjunction with the Polish translation of Stephen Hicks’s Nietzsche and the Nazis, Professor Hicks will be giving a series of lectures this May in Poland at Nicolas Copernicus University, University of Casimir the Great, and Gdańsk University.

The image above (click to enlarge) is of Albin Polasek with his Man Carving His Own Destiny (1907).

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.

Ethics of the Profit Motive

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Chris Macdonald, at his Business Ethics Blog, explores the ethics of the profit motive. The profit motive is often blamed for the unethical and illegal actions of businesspeople that we read about in the news every day. But does the profit motive necessarily lead to wrongdoing? And aren’t businesspeople, like everyone else, motivated by much more than just a desire to profit?

Read the article here.

Also, check out this excellent list of 50 ethics blogs.