The Zelensky Method of Warding Off Bullies

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Over the past few weeks, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has gone from being someone the world hardly knew to an individual whose heroism and leadership people from around the globe are heralding. It’s no secret why this…

Banning Russia from World Events Will Help to Alienate Putin

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While political coalitions (the EU, NATO) squeeze Russia’s economy, powerful multinational organizations (Ikea, Apple, Exxon) and an entire global sports industry can land powerful blows. A world fair is currently being held in Dubai,…

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Offers a Moment for the U.S. to Rebuild Bipartisanship

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The invasion of Ukraine is the most blatant threat to shared international commitments in the last 75 years. Thirty-five years ago, when Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear…

Question the “Lab Leak” Theory. But Don’t Call It a Conspiracy

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If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, labels get in the way of facts and make the truth that much harder to find. A warning: This article will not tell you whether SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a lab and set off the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Corruption

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Part of a 15th-century fresco depicting a two-faced "bad judge" double-dealing—taking bribes from a serf, on the left, and a nobleman, on the right. ​The leading non-governmental organization in the anti-corruption field, Transparency…

How the Fair Labor Association Promotes a Living Wage for Workers

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By using a consistent methodology to measure workers’ compensation, we now have a baseline to understand how far we need to go to reach a living wage. In today’s globalized economy, large companies increasingly outsource production to…

How Networks of Complicity Can Enable Crimes to Go on for Decades

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Unethical, even criminal, conduct can persist in organizations for long periods of time, often as an open secret and often supported by others. The R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking charges…

The Double-Edged Nature of Cooperation

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Cooperation is our species’ superpower. The pandemic has been a stark reminder of just how much we rely on one another. Like plagues of the past, the novel coronavirus has exploited our social nature. But our sociality is also our…

Robert Bilott, Author of “Exposure,” Reflects on His Fight Against Corporate Arrogance

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In October 1998, a Parkersburg, West Virginia, cattle farmer named Earl Tennant noticed that his livestock was dying from a strange illness. Half of his cows and their calves had mysteriously died, and the rest had been born deformed and dead.…

How Biden Can Take His National Action Plan for Business Seriously

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In its interaction with the business community, the National Action Plan can help the Biden administration shape what the President means when he promises to build back better. Last month, as President Biden’s European trip took center…