Julian Friedland maintains a blog, Business Ethics Memo. I had occasion to write and he wrote back.
This is what he had to say –
Thanks for the link and compliment. I would be curious to know what academic training you have, i.e. business, philosophy, etc.
Your blog is engaging some of the most important and timely issues today. However, I would council you to beware of your tone, which can be a tad shrill at times.
Instead of name calling (“incredibly stupid,” “evil” etc.) you might consider taking a more charitable view of the other side, which might help take the debate to a deeper level and alienate fewer readers. For example, there are reasons schools are invading student privacy, and some might be legitimate. How do we determine the difference here?
I know folks are shouting more and more in media these days (especially on the right), but I think educators like us should strive to maintain a better example. That said, I am all for calling a spade a spade from time to time. But in my humble opinion, that can be done without name calling.
Also, you might consider opening up the blog to comments.
BTW: I am writing an article on some of the citizens united implications for increased CSR. It’s entitled Sustainability, Public Health, and the Corporate Duty to Assist.
Did you catch my piece in the Chronicle of Higher Ed last November? It’s subscription only (linked on my blog) so in case your library doesn’t offer access, I’m pasting it below.