Why This Site?
Why should you read my site and subscribe to it? What makes me different?
Business ethics is usually interpreted in a limited fashion. We talk about “on the job” ethics, that is, personal ethics. We talk about corporate ethics, that is, organizational ethics. And we discuss the ethics of economic systems.
That’s where I live – economic systems. That is where the big crises are.
1. Multinational corporations are on the attack on national sovereignty. They want to be independent of the nations where they exist and want the power to sue and overrule laws.
2. Businesses are continually, often successfully turning public resources into private money.
3. Free market fundamentalists are invading every sphere of endeavor with a doctrine as oppressive and odious as any totalitarian government.
Those are the big issues. They are hard to talk about.
It’s not popular. You don’t get hired as a consultant when you imply that businesses are unpatriotic, that they don’t have a right to public resources and that the free market is not the cure for all that ails society.
But I’m not going to shut up.
Join me – read my stuff. Join me in the struggle for justice and fairness.
James Alan Pilant
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