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From the Editor – Issue 36

Al Erisman details the scope of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 36

Readers give opinions on managing spam, recycling computers, and globalization.

TechWatch: Making Email Work for Business

Al Erisman asserts that as email becomes essential to business, and under the control of the law, companies are wise to take the time to craft policies and guidelines for practice in its use.

Susan M. Collins: Can Government Mandate Ethics?

Senator Susan Collins answers questions about government mandated ethics, homeland security, and globalization.

Ethics for Business: Doing Good While Doing Well

Lawrence G. Lavengood makes the case that good businesses want to live in their communities, and not just be there.

NewsNotables – Issue 36

Boeing Co. Hires an Ethics Watchdog
Wall Street Journal, 5/04/2004
The Gap Details Mistreatment at Overseas Plants
Associated Press, 5/13/2004
Spitzer Files Suit Seeking Millions of Grasso Money
Wall Street Journal and Seattle Times, 5/25/2004
Sarbanes-Oxley: Is the Price Too High?
Wall Street Journal, 5/27/2004
Fund Probe Broadens to IPO Allocations by Money Managers
Wall Street Journal, 5/27/2004
Wal-Mart Ties Bonuses to Fairness for Employees
Wall Street Journal, 6/4/2004 and Seattle Times, 6/5/2004

InReview – Issue 36

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Principled Profit: Marketing that Puts People First
by Shel Horowitz

Ethix Forum – Issue 36

What is government’s proper role in legislating ethical behavior for business? “The role of government ought to be like the More»

A Client's Unlicensed Software

If you notice unlicensed software installed on a client’s computer but the programs are beyond the scope of your contract with the client, do you have any ethical obligation to notify the client of the ramifications from using unlicensed software?