The Popular, Bad Arguments Against Stakeholder Capitalism

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Words can easily be used as weapons to turn an intelligent nuanced debate into a caricature, thereby dismissing it from further evolution. The gentlemen do protest too much, we think—with apologies to William Shakespeare for abusing his…

Business Roundtable Wants Fair Employee Payment, But What About Agency?

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The problem with the modern workplace is deeper than the ideology of shareholder primacy. Well into his 30s, my father ran a pool-plumbing business that just got us by: Sometimes clients wouldn’t pay, and when they did, it wouldn’t be…

Barings Bank

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EthicalSystems.org Case Study: Barings Bank A collaborative effort by Jennifer Fang and Joshua Elle  “As my noble friend Lord Hollick argued, trading is all about the control of a collection of   rogues—of strongly motivated, financially…
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Corporate Governance

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INTRODUCTION Image: Eric Dan, boardroom at Roppongi Hills, via Flickr. Understanding ethical behavior in the context of corporate governance requires two levels of analysis: the internal concerns of corporate agency and the emergent effects…