McKinsey & Company, an elite global consulting firm, recently agreed to pay $573 million (U.S.) to settle investigations into the role it played in “turbocharging” opioid sales. Any corner drug dealer will tell you that getting people hooked on drugs boosts sales and profits.
Corporate disasters connected to deregulation and undue reliance on self-regulation are depressingly frequent
If the good-cause capitalism of the ‘benefit corporation’ sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is
Canada’s top pension funds recently called for stronger disclosure from corporations about their performance on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG). The call is part of a larger push by business groups towards “stakeholder capitalism,” a term coined by economist Klaus Schwab to describe a system where corporations respect and promote the interests of all whom their actions affect.
Threat of U.S. election chaos a terrifying reminder Big Tech should not be entrusted to uphold democracy
The U.S. government’s lawsuit against Google LLC for allegedly cajoling browser makers, wireless carriers and smartphone makers to promote its search engine is the biggest antitrust case in decades. Yet Alphabet Inc.’s stock price was up on news of the lawsuit, hardly an indication of investor worry. Investors know that even if Google loses the case, it will suffer little.
Businesses may purport to care about social and environmental values. But they don’t want to pay taxes to protect and promote those values.
Joel delivers the 2013 Osgoode Forum Keynote speech, entitled “Good Corp, Bad Corp: CRS and the Breaking of Society”.
American schools are undergoing radical change, something to consider with back to school just around the corner. Initiatives of Presidents Obama (Race to the Top) and Bush (No Child Left Behind), along with the loud shouts of business lobbies, think tanks, and reform groups across the country, have made standardization the new holy grail of schooling.
Games tap kids’ particular fascinations, and are structured in ways that elicit repeat and continued play. “Gaming addiction is a sign of total design success,” according to one game designer.
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike California’s ban on selling and renting violent video games to young people raises the obvious question: what are children and teens playing on their computers and digital screens?