Episode 3.07 One Size Does Not Fit All

Amazon’s workplace culture as a view into corporate ethics and responsibility

In which we quite aggressively tackle Amazon’s corporate treatment of its workers, and launch into a discussion of corporate ethics and responsibility. We also note that though we critique Amazon’s practices, we recognize that it has good effects in the world, some of them significant. The question is: at what point to the externalities associated with those benefits make dealing with any given company morally unjustifiable?

Before You Go

For just one of many articles on the Chinese nose dive last week, see “Global shares nosedive on China economic woes”. Notably, as we predicted it might, things substantially stabilized throughout the week elsewhere in the world.



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