The Actual Facts About The McDonalds Coffee Case
There is a lot of hype about the McDonalds' scalding coffee case. No
one is in favor of frivolous cases of outlandish results; however, it is
important to understand some points that were not reported in mo
OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry
By STEPHEN LABATON; The NY Times; Published: April 25, 2007
Shift on Safety
Loosening the Rules
Limits on Actions
WASHINGTON, April 24 Seven years ago, a Missouri doctor discovered a troubling pattern at a mi
The Moral-Hazard Myth
The bad idea behind our failed health-care system.
by Malcolm Gladwell; The New Yorker; August 29, 2005
Tooth decay begins, typically, when debris becomes trapped between the teeth and along the ridges and in the grooves of the
Love the Job? What About Your Boss?
By Mireya Navarro; The NY Times; July 24, 2005
THE pretty financial analyst just out of business school seems to catch the boss's eye. She is spending a lot of time in his office. Soon the speculation begins:
Precedent and Prologue
by Jeffrey Toobin; The New Yorker; December 6, 2010
Momentous Supreme Court cases tend to move quickly into the slipstream of the Courts history. In the first ten
years after Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that ended
The Health of Nations
by Ezra Klein; The American Prospect; May 2007
Medicine may be hard, but health insurance is simple. The rest of the world's industrialized nations have already figured it out, and done so
without leaving 45 million of their countrym
Editorial Observer; Is John Roberts Too Much of a Judicial Activist?
By ADAM COHEN (NYT); Published: August 27, 2005
There could be a lot of talk about toads at the confirmation hearings for John Roberts Jr. In one of the few revealing opinions he has wri
Health Care Excuses
By PAUL KRUGMAN; The NY Times; Published: November 9, 2007
The United States spends far more on health care per person than any other nation. Yet we have lower life expectancy
than most other rich countries. Furthermore, every other ad
Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption
By Marcia Angell; The NY Review of Books; January 15, 2009
Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial; by Alison Bass; Algonquin Books of Chapel
Hill, 260 pp., $24
FAA whistle-blower risked it all to do what's right
By DAVE MICHAELS / The Dallas Morning News; Saturday, April 5, 2008
WASHINGTON For Bobby Boutris, the road to vindication was no ordinary campaign.
Until he testified before Congress last week, Mr. Boutr
E.P.A. Says 17 States Cant Set Emission Rules
By JOHN M. BRODER and FELICITY BARRINGER; NY Times; December 20, 2007
WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied California and 16 other states the
right to set their own standards for
The Color of Change;
Why are we still debating whether race should be a factor in college admissions?
By Ellis Cose; Newsweek; Nov. 13, 2006
Affirmative action may not be the most divisive issue on the ballot, but it remains an unending source of conflict
On My Mind; Partying In China
By A. M. ROSENTHAL; The NY Times; Published: Friday, September 17, 1999
Riding with the waves, Fortune magazine in New York has come up with a terrific, with-it, win-win idea.
For Oct. 1 the Chinese Communist Politburo has or
The Paradoxes of Businesses as Do-Gooders
By JOE NOCERA; NY Times; Published: November 11, 2006
The annual Business for Social Responsibility conference came to New York this week, and it only seemed as though half of
corporate America ground to a halt to
Senators Have Strong Words for Mine Safety Officials
By IAN URBINA; the NY Times; January 24, 2006
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 - Citing the recent deaths of 14 miners in West Virginia, senators said Monday that federal
mining officials had failed to enforce safet
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Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
By Matt Taibbi; Rolling Stone; February 16, 2011 9:00 AM ET
Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this
Why Do Mayors Love Sports Stadiums?
By Neil De Mause; The Nation; August 15/22, 2011
On a busy streetcorner in downtown Brooklyn, the steel girders are starting to rise. After a decade of protests by residents (including local
celebrities like Steve Busce
The Truth About Race In America: Its Getting Worse, Not Better
Schools are resegregating, its getting harder to vote, too many are incarceratedAmerica is becoming more separate and less equal.
By Gary Younge; This article appeared in the June 9-16, 2014 e
Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite
The last four presidents of the United States each attended a highly selective college. All nine Supreme Court justices
did, too, as did the chief executives of General E
Too Pretty A Picture
By E.J. Graff; The Washington Post; Sunday, November 13, 2005; B01
I steeled myself as the camera panned slowly over a vast, sprawling mine operation. I'd come to see the new Charlize
Theron movie, "North Country," which is supposed t
The Good Guys;
Tort reformers complain about "frivolous" lawsuits. But at a time when government has stopped protecting citizens,
trial lawyers have become the regulators of last resort.
BY ALICIA MUNDY, author of Dispensing With the Truth, about the fen-
Supreme Court Inc.
By Jeffrey Rosen; The NY Times Magazine; March 16, 2008
The headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, located across from Lafayette Park in Washington, is a limestone structure that
looks almost as majestic as the Supreme Court.
They Got Some Splainin to Do
By FRANK RICH; The NY Times; Published: July 18, 2009
AS political theater, the Sonia Sotomayor hearings tanked faster than the 2008 Fred Thompson presidential campaign. They boasted no
drama to rival the Clarence-Anita slapdo
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By Robert A. Baade and Diane Carol Bast
Mr. Baade is the James D. Vail Associate Professor of Economics at Lake Forest University, Illi
Corporate Misconduct Quiz/Notes
How many of the perpetrators of these egregious examples of misconduct can you identify? What does this tell you about
the market mechanism for promoting business ethics?
1. Which pharmaceutical company agreed in July, 2012
Telling the Truth About Chief Justice Rehnquist
by Alan Dershowitz
My mother always told me that when a person dies, one should not say anything
bad about him. My mother was wrong. History requires truth, not puffery or
silence, especially about powerful