Tag Archives: ethics

iWork

“Today, Apple unveils the new iPad. If it is like Apple’s past products, it will be a sleek, gorgeous gadget, hand-assembled by underpaid workers forced to put in illegal and dangerous amounts of overtime.” -SumofUs, in their demand that Apple release … Continue reading

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Ethical iPhones

“Our job, as consumers, is to continue to keep the pressure on until Apple decides that the risks inherent in the status quo – the risks to its brand, its staff morale, and its loyal customer base – are higher … Continue reading

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Propping Them Up

“Proprietary trading is not an essential commercial bank service that justifies taxpayer support.” –Paul Volcker defends the rule that bears his name, which allows for government insurance on commercial bank deposits but leaves speculative traders to fend for themselves. Goldman, … Continue reading

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It’s Up to Us

It’s up to the people in the advanced, industrial countries to compel their governments to go along with the world. –Chomsky

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Self Regulation

“Imagine the LAPD politely asking a gang of Crips and their lawyers to issue a report on whether or not a drive-by shooting by the Crips should be brought before a grand jury – that’s basically how the SEC now … Continue reading

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All Ye Good Citizens of America

The competent systems managers who went to the good schools, those of us now so consumed by our busy lives, are responsible for maintaining the panopticon of modern American culture, in which we can all see the goal, but we can’t see each other. Continue reading

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Detritus

Who among us is ready to make an actual sacrifice to restore the vitality of our country, of our planet? Continue reading

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Responsibility of the Ruling Class

“If the ruling class were as worried about the deficit as it claims to be, it would accept that the wealthiest people in society have a duty to pony up more for the very government whose police power and military … Continue reading

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Our Current Paradigm

The brilliant inventor Thomas Edison transfixed the world with his miraculous inventions which captured sound and created light. His noble efforts, and those of his “muckers” at his laboratory in New Jersey, grew eventually into the Titan of American Business, … Continue reading

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