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w5: Ethics and economics I /2548

Topic 2


  • w5: Introduction to economics and ethics [pdf]

Lecture reading

Ariely, D (2009), Predictably irrational, London: Harper

Crane, A and Matten, D (2015), Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization (4th ed), Oxford: OUP

Rodrik, D (2017), The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it’s bad economics, The Guardian, Nov 14th

** Sandel, M (2012), What money can’t buy – The moral limits of markets, London: Allen Lane **

Michael Sandel’s talk at Aspen Ideas Festival 2012

* Michael Sandel’s 2013 TED talk in Edinburgh *


2018 lecture

Neslen, A (2018), Nestlé under fire for marketing claims on baby milk formulas, The Guardian, Feb 1st

Pegg, D (2017), Tax avoidance by big firms is morally wrong, say nine out of 10 in UK, The Guardian,  Nov 27th

Pegg, D (2018), From Seattle to Luxembourg: how tax schemes shaped Amazon, The Guardian, April 25th

Rushe, D (2018), VW emissions scandal: US charges ex-CEO with conspiracy and fraud, The Guardian, May 3rd

Levin S (2018), Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court, The Guardian, July 10th

Reuters (2018), Nissan says emissions and fuel economy tests were falsified, The Guardian, July 9th

Laville, S (2018), UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption, The Guardian, Oct 19th

Previous examples

Neslen, A (2017), Nestlé, Hershey and Mars ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’, The Guardian, Oct 28th

Rankin, J (2017), EU to investigate UK tax loophole for multinationals, The Guardian, Oct 25th

Hopkins, N and Bowers, S (2017), Apple secretly moved parts of empire to Jersey after row over tax affairs,The Guardian, Nov 6th

Monaghan, A (2017), Rio Tinto charged with fraud in US and fined £27.4m in UK, The Guardian, Oct 18th

Kollewe, J (2017), Kobe Steel scandal deepens over quality of products used in cars and aircraft, The Guardian, Oct 11th

Butler, S and Topham, G (2017), Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility, The Guardian, Sept 23rd

Glenza, J (2017), Tobacco companies interfere with health regulations, WHO reports, The Guardian, July 19th

Chakrabortty, A (2016), Boots staff under pressure to milk the NHS for cash, says pharmacists’ union, The Guardian, April 13th

Evans R et al (2016), Rolls-Royce middlemen may have used bribes to land major contractsThe Guardian, Oct 31st

Farrell, S (2016), World’s 20 biggest banks rack up £252bn ‘conduct costs’ in five yearsThe Guardian, July 18th

Monaghan, A (2016), Pfizer fined record £84.2m over NHS overchargingThe Guardian, Dec 7th

Neslen, A (2016), EU drops law to limit cancer-linked chemical in food after industry complaintThe Guardian, Oct 26th

Osborne, H (2016), Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employedThe Guardian, Oct 28th

Thielman, S (2016), Volkswagen to pay $14.7bn settlement and buy back cars from consumersThe Guardian, June 28th