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Issue 44

Nov-Dec 2005

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From the Editor – Issue 44

Al Erisman discusses the content in the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 44

Readers give a secular response to religion in business.

TechWatch: Corporate Technology Response to Disasters

Al Erisman claims that technology can play a significant role in providing warnings as disasters develop, as well as dealing with the cleanup on the other end.

Janet Reno: Government and Business in a Technological World

Janet Reno on the current issues residing at the intersection between business and politics.

Cheryl Broetje: An Orchard With Fruit That Lasts

Cheryl Broetje discusses the orchard business and the programs she and her husband have put in place to help migrant workers find a solid footing in society.

NewsNotables – Issue 44

Former Boeing Chairman Platt Dies at 64
The Seattle Times, September 9 – 10, 2005
Vinton Cerf Joins Google
The Seattle Times and The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2005
Relaxed ID Rules Could Invite Financial Fraud
USA Today, September 28, 2005
From Prison to CEO
The Seattle Times, October 15, 2005

InReview – Issue 44

Winning
by Jack Welch with Suzy Welch
China: The Race to Market
by Jonathan Story
Ethics After Enron: How Can We Teach Ethical Courage in Business and Public Life? from a lecture by Sherron Watkins

Ethix Forum – Issue 44

Technology has enabled variable product pricing based on your personal profile. You could be charged more (or less) than your neighbor because your buying habits have been captured by the online retailer. Are there limitations that should be placed on this practice by the sellers? By the law?

Dealing with Back Taxes

If your company was unaware of sales tax in certain states in which it operated, what ethical obligations do you have in paying back taxes, notifying the government, and paying for further research into the tax structures?

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