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Mar-April 2009

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From the Editor – Issue 64

Is good ethics equal to good business? Though many of us would wish for the truth of this statement, wishing does not make it so.

Dear Ethix – Issue 64

Readers comment on technology diminishing inner-office relationships, Clive Mather, layoffs, and the deterioration of ethics throughout business, government, and society in general.

TechWatch: Blackouts in the Economy?

We are hearing conflicting messages these days. Anybody notice? With all of the talk about economic stimulus, we are told More»

Maintaining Ethics in a Downturn: Auto Sales, Real Estate, Home Building

Don Flow, Beverly Bothel, and Perry Bigelow answer the questions of how ethics survive in the auto industry, real estate, and home building (respectively) during an economic downturn.

NewsNotables – Issue 64

Cyber-Scams on the Uptick in Downturn
Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2009
Businesses Say Theft by Their Workers Is Up
Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2008
Layoffs Herald a Heyday for Employee Lawsuits
The New York Times, January 31, 2009

Asia Perspective: Braving the Economic Woes in Singapore

“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” -Seneca
Throughout its short history, Singapore has demonstrated a resilience and strength that competes well…

Essay: Finding Pearls in a Crisis

By David Mashburn
The current economic funk doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Progressive companies are always recruiting. Survivors know where the escape hatches are.

InReview – Issue 64

Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
by Kevin Phillips
The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do About It
by Robert J. Shiller

How Much Does the Business Leader Need to Know?

Kenman Wong discusses the challenges in the fields of business ethics and bio-ethics.