June 7-13, Business Ethics Roundup

It would be hard to find a week of greater business ethics activity.

  1. The operators of Facebook are very upset with the President’s use of their platform. However, that does not mean that they are planning on doing anything. Concern without action – a business ethics fail.


2. Tucker Carlson is losing advertisers. Whether this is due to his stated belief that in regard to Black Lives Matter: “Remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.” Or it could be his attacks on Sesame Street. Either way his show is suffering some exodus of advertisers.


3. Jobs are lost for insensitive or racist talk or posts.

Greg Glassman


Nancy Lublin


Adam Rapoport


4. On a normal week, that Ford Motor Company was recalling two million cars because the doors could open while the vehicle was in motion would have been front page news but against the Black Lives Matter headlines and corporate America’s reactions, it’s just a minor item.


5. Ben and Jerry’s goes full anti-racism demanding change. During this eventful week many businesses issued statements of support for Black Live Matter and against racism. But very, very few of these can rival “Ben and Jerry’s” for its dramatic and direct content.


6. The confederate flag is banned at NASCAR and in both the Marines and Navy. This is something I never thought I would see in my life time and absolutely not during the term of the current President.



The United States Marines and the United States Navy


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