Old Man
Business
Ethics

Gordon L. Ziniewicz

Online Resources

GENERAL SITES

Business Ethics -- Many links, compiled by Sharon Stoerger

BusinessEthics.ca: The Canadian resource for Business Ethics --

Caux Round Table --

Complete Guide to Ethics Management: An Ethics Toolkit for Managers -

Ethics Resources

EthicsWeb.ca

Northwest Missouri State University __ Business Ethics WWW Resources

CASE STUDIES

"Business Ethics" "Case Studies" -- Google Search -- many case studies (too many) can be found this way.

Institute of Business Ethics: Case Studies --

Utah Valley State College Center For the Study of Ethics

E-Center for Business Ethics Case Studies

Holland Hardware and Wichita Supermarket --Very useful if you are looking for a case with lots of intricate detail.

Case Studies from Utah Valley State College -- Each case is very brief, but there is a lot of variety in the list of topics.

From BusinessEthics.ca

On the Side of Safety (from ABEN: The Ethics Forum)

Sword Motor Company (from Aben: The Ethics Forum)

CODES OF ETHICS

Corporate Codes of Ethics --

Creating a Code of Ethics for Your Organization --

Examples of Codes of Ethics:

Illinois Institute of Technology -- Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions --

THE CORPORATION

Company for the People

A Corporation That Breaks the Greed Mold -- by Jim Hightower

"The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Power": About the Book
by Joel Bakan

Corporations and the Public Interest: A look at how the original purpose behind corporate charters has been lost -- by Jonathan Rowe

Corporate Racial Identity -- Comments on ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Corporate Crime Reporter

Definition of Corporation

Eleven Inherent Rules of Corporate Behavior -- by Jerry Mander

Summary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission -- by Kristin Sullivan, Principal Analyst, Terrance Adams, Legislative Analyst II

The Wal-Mart Effect: The LA Times' series on Wal-Mart and related articles

Wal-Mart Watch

The Wal-Martization of America -- NYT editorial

Wal-Mart pays itself rent, gets large tax breaks

What is a corporation? -- from Corporations FAQ (Nolo)

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND GLOBALISM

100 Largest Economic Entities -- See also Of the world's 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries.

2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study Results

Corporate Colonialism, by Jerry Mander

Corporate Dominance: Defining the Problem -- from Citizen Works (founded by Ralph Nader

Corpwatch -- activist group which works against "corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism"

The Factories of Lost Children -- by Katherine Weber

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Antibribery Provisions

Globalization -- excellent introduction to globalization and its effects on economy, policy, culture, and law

Globalization, Sweatshops, and Indonesian Women Workers -- by Becky Ellis

The Homogenization of Global Consciousness: Media, Telecommunications and Culture -- article by Jerry Mander

Halliburton Watch

Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience — A survey of the working conditions of Disney factories in China (pdf)

Multinational Corporations Reap Profits from Child Labor in India's Cottonseed Farms -- by Suhasini. See also Press Release and the full report (pdf file) posted at childlabor.org.

National Labor Committee

The Problem with Free Trade: Globalization Undermines Local Economies and Long-Term Security -- by Jason Bradford

Q & A's about Sweatshops and Us: What Consumers Should Know to Make a Difference from the Clean Clothes Connection

Reassessing the Global Economy: An Interview with Jerry Mander. (or .pdf version)

The Rise of the Modern Corporation -- Superb class notes by Marc A. Triebwasser. See also his How Corporations Influence the Government. Available at: PS 110: American National Government, Dr. Marc A. Triebwasser (Central Connecticut State University).

"The Sun" Interview with Jerry Mander

Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Working for the Rat: Report on a spirited North American campaign to improve working conditions for Disney textile workers in Haiti -- by Murray MacAdam

The World's 100 Largest Public Companies

DOWNSIZING AND "OUTSOURCING"

Bidding Your Job Bon Voyage

Business Process and IT Outsourcing -- ad for service.

Call for Nike Boycott

China Made -- by Charley Reese

The China Threat to World Textile and Apparel Trade (pdf)

Colorado to use inmates to fill migrant shortage: Tough laws passed last year against illegal immigration have created a need for farmworkers.

Companies Determined to Retain 'Secret Sauce' -- by Mike Ricciuti and Mike Yamamoto

Corporation Watch: Prison Industry

DaimlerChrysler MPVs Made in China to Hit Market Early Next Year

Downsizing And Organizational Culture by Thomas A. Hickok

Downsizing and the Meaning of Work by Albert A. Anderson

Exporting America: An Interview With Lou Dobbs

Exporting U.S. Jobs by William Norman Grigg

Frequently Asked Questions About Sweatshops and Women Workers

Giant immigration bill seeks to double H1-B visas

IBM Explores Shift of White-Collar Jobs Overseas -- (.pdf file -- New York Times)

Job Tracker -- Find out what jobs are going overseas.

*Labor Markets and Offshore Outsourcing

*List of Companies "Exporting America." -- from Lou Dobbs at CNN

Made in the U.S.A.. . . by Convicts

*The New Global Job Shift -- by Pete Engardio, Aaron Bernstein, and Manjeet Kripalani

Nike Is Leading the Race ... to the Bottom

Nikebiz.com: Workers and factories

No Degree Required: Technical courses gain favor for those interested in finding new career path -- by Carolyn Said

NOW: The Outsourcing Debate

Offshoring May Cripple U.S. Office Markets

*Outsourcing and Patriotism: Bill Moyers' interview with CNN's Lou Dobbs

Outsourcing Essentials

Outsourcing Innovation

Outsourcing the American Dream -- by George J. Bryjak

Outsourcing—Stains on the White Collar? by Jacob F. Kirkegaard

Outsourcing? Try 'Insourcing' -- AP article

*Outsourcing US Missile Technology to China -- by Jeffrey St. Clair

*Prison Activist Resource Center: Prison Labor Links -- listings for all states.

Prison Industry Enhancement Program

*The Prisoners of War -- by Ian Urbina, AlterNet

Reforms, Not Rhetoric, Needed to Keep Jobs on U.S. Soil -- by Ed Frauenheim and Mike Yamamoto

The Replacement Mechanics -- by Jeremy W. Peters and Micheline Maynard

Retraining Laid-Off Workers, but for What? -- by Louis Uchitelle

Roger and Me -- documentary by Michael Moore (synopsis) from http://www.michaelmoore.com/

Slowdown Sending Tech Jobs Overseas by Jennifer Bjorhus

*Sweatshops on Our Shores -- from TomPaine.com.

Uncle Tom's Cell: Prison labor gives a market face to an old idea -- slavery -- by Josh Levin

*UNICEF: Child Labour

*UNICOR -- Federal prison industry with listing of products and services.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: NEWS: U.S. Department of Commerce (pdf)

U.S. CEOs Who Outsource Get Bigger Pay Hike -- Survey

US group wants China 'spy' probe

U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Nukes

The Wages of Downsizing by Alan Downs

Walmart: Hundreds Of Walmart Workers Arrested

*Will your Job Move to India by Philipp Harper -- from MSNBC

Worldwide Mergers and Acquisitions -- from the Global Policy Forum

*Your Job May Be Next! -- by William F. Jasper

WORKING CONDITIONS AND WORKERS' RIGHTS

Beyond the Call of Duty: A whistle-blower objected to the government's Halliburton deals—and says now she's paying for it -- Time Magazine article

Bush Forces a Shift In Regulatory Thrust: OSHA Made More Business-Friendly -- by Amy Goldstein and Sarah Cohen

Frontline: A Dangerous Business (McWane Industries):

Keylog Pro -- Computer Spy Software

Networking Dynamics Corporation: Peek and Spy Software

OSHA -- Home Page

National Whistleblower Center

Privacy and Human Rights 2002 -- Part 1 - Analysis: Forward, Overview, Threats to Workplace Privacy (PDF 782k)

Through the Keyhole: Privacy in the Workplace: An Endangered Right -- from the ACLU

Surveillance Incorporated: American Workers Forfeit Privacy for a Paycheck -- Report from the ACLU

SysTracker -- Spy Software

Tyler Pipe: Occupational Health Nurse

Wal-Mart Defends Corporate Spying -- by Marcus Kabel

When Workers Die: U.S. Rarely Seeks Charges for Deaths in Workplace, by David Barstow

Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989

"Whistleblowing," (Chapter Four in Business Ethics) by Lizabeth England

DISCRIMINATION, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Affirmative Action and Civil Rights -- United States Government Information (many links)

Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources on the Internet -- from UMass

An Affirmative Action Manual: Understanding What It Is, Analyzing The Attacks Against It, Articulating The Arguments In Support Of It -- by Gerald P. López, Enid Colson & Courtney Schaberg (.pdf file)

The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business (from the EEOC Site)

Colleges Open Minority Aid to All Comers

Debating Racial Preference

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Glass Ceiling Commission (Reports)

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848 - 1998

Mars and Venus in the Workplace: A Brief Introduction

NOW (National Organization for Women)

Ten Myths about Affirmative Action

Women in the Workplace (Links)

Women's Bureau: U.S. Department of Labor

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Advertising Damages Mental Health -- by Paul Kalkbrenner

Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

False Advertising -- (Google Search)

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television -- Jerry Mander (why he wrote the book)

Kill Your Television

There's a Sucker Born in Every Medial Prefrontal Cortex -- by Clive Thompson

CONSUMER SAFETY AND PRODUCT LIABILITY

Automobile Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins -- (Search)

The Case of the Ford Pinto

China denies role in U.S. pet deaths -- by Alexa Olesen

Consumer Reports -- Product Safety Recalls

CPSC -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

FDA -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- Recalls and Safety Alerts

Ford F150 Engine Fires

FSIS -- Food Safety and Inspection Service (U.S. Department of Africulture) -- Recall Information Center

Info on car safety off-limits to public: U.S. rule keeps data secret at request of companies, lobbyists -- by Jeffrey McCracken

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Nationwide Product Liability Lawyer (Find a Lawyer)

No Nuclear Car Insurance? Nuked Autos Will Buy Your Car!

Recalls

Recalls.gov

Record $4.9 billion award against GM for dangerous fuel tanks

TOYSAFETY.net -- National Association of State PIRGs

Trouble in Toyland -- MaryPIRG's 2002 report on toy safety

USDA Allowed Canadian Beef In Despite Ban -- by Marc Kaufman

BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers -- by Charlie Cray

Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises

A Chilling Possibility -- NASA study on abrupt climate change and global warming

ASPO -- The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas

EPA -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Global Climate Change & Peak Oil -- by Dale Allen Pfeiffer:

Global Warming -- Union of Concerned Scientists

Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

The Greenpages.ca (Canada) -- Business and Economics Web Resources

New Scientist: Climate Change

No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth -- by Dr. Rosalie Bertell, 1985

Oil chief: my fears for planet -- Shell boss's 'confession' shocks industry
David Adam, science correspondent (The Guardian)

Oil Production in 42 Countries

Peak Oil -- Links to Articles, News, and Commentary

"Plutonium Park" -- leaks at Livermore plant

"A Reactor at the Bottom of the Garden"

"A Report on Energy Trends, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Alternative Energy" -- by Exxon-Mobil (.pdf file)

Radioactive Times: The E-Version

Sustainable Business.com

Worldviewofglobalwarming.org

BUDDHIST ECONOMICS

Appropriate Technology

Buddhism and Global Economic Justice -- Medagoda Sumanatissa

Buddhist Economics

*BUDDHIST ECONOMICS -- by E. F. Schumacher

Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way For The Market Place -- by Ven. P. A. Payutto

Buddhist Economics: A Social Philosophy -- Dr. Leonardo Chapela

E. F. Schumacher Society

On Buddhist Economics as a Science of Right Livelihood -- by Hans-Guenter Wagner

People Friendly Economic Development: An Introduction to Buddhist Theory of Development Economics -- by Prof. J.W. Wickramasinghe

OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Asia must prepare for dollar collapse

Benzene Contamination in Soft Drinks Confirmed by UK – Probe Now Launched on Both Sides of Atlantic -- by Steven DiJoseph

Benzene fears prompt call for banning some soft drinks at schools

Big Soda vs. Our Kids: Better Beware of Benzene in Soda Pop -- by Ross E. Getman

Circuit City to Fire 3,400, Hire Less Costly Workers -- by Mark Clothier

Cocaine energy drink pulled from shelves

The Debt to the Penny -- Current US National Debt

DHS demand for DNS master key alarms nations

Exxon Dethrones Wal-Mart on Fortune 500

FDA Studies Show Aspartame Link to Brain Tumors

Gold Understands the Fed's Profligacy

M3 Money Supply Links (courtesy of Jon Wolf):

Overcoming Consumerism

The Power Elite -- excerpts from the book by C.Wright Mills

Recession Red Light?

Revealed: Health Fears Over Secret Study into GM Food: Rats fed GM corn due for sale in Britain developed abnormalities in blood and kidneys -- by Geoffrey Lean

Stop shopping ... or the planet will go pop -- by David Smith

The Truth about Soy

Vaccines Show Sinister Side -- by Pieta Woolley

Wal-Mart Chief Writes Off New York -- by Michael Barbaro and Steven Greenhouse

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