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From the Editor – Issue 56

Al Erisman sums up the subjects in this issue of Ethix.

Dear Ethix – Issue 56

Letters on long-range air travel and alternate dispute resolution challenges.

TechWatch: How Far Will Decentralization Go?

There is little question that technology is reshaping work. But the final shape is still in flux. Knowing both what technology can do, and when it should not be used, becomes a new essential tool in the leader’s tool kit.

Micheal Flaherty: Walden Media: Movies That Matter

Michael Flaherty elaborates on the “double bottom line” ideology that is the foundation of Walden Media

NewsNotables – Issue 56

Lawyer Will Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme
The New York Times, September 18, 2007
Billing in “Pro Bono” Cases Is Fodder for Ethics Debate
The Seattle Times, September 17, 2007
How Lehman Sold Plan to Sidestep Tax Man
The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2007

Best Practices: Avoiding Subprimes

With all of the problems associated with the subprime lending issues, we asked Bruce Williams how HomeStreet dealt with the crisis.

Analysis: What Happened to the Housing Market?

An Ethix analysis of the housing market debacle; what went wrong, who’s at fault, and what’s next.

InReview – Issue 56

The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace
by John Médaille
Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home
by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
by Patrick Lencioni

Must an IT Professional Do Police Work?

When IT professionals notice unlicensed software or pornography on someone’s computer, is it his or her responsibility to report the problem?