Defining Documents in American History: Business Ethics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642652849
  • ISBN-13: 9781642652840
  • DDC: 174.40973
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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More and more, specific ethics policies that many businesses and corporations developed in the 1970s and ‘80s are not enough today. Transparency related to sources and materials, pricing strategies, and the public good is crucial for success of any business. The detailed document analysis begins with early essays instrumental in the creation and development of the field of business ethics and continues to 2019 by examining issues relevant right now, from harassment and discrimination to technology and privacy. This two-volume set includes in-depth chapters that provide a thorough commentary of significant primary source documents, including: John Stuart Mills: Utilitarianism; Ralph Nader: Unsafe at any Speed; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Facebook, Big Data, and the Trust of the Public; and Wells Fargo account fraud scandal. Includes these subheads that guide the reader: Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
Contributor List.
1: Early Efforts—and Failings.
2: From The Prince.
3: “Advice to a Young Tradesman”.
4: Adam Smith, from The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
5: Fletcher v. Peck.
6: Lowell Mill Girls.
7: From “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street”.
8: From The Life of P.T. Barnum.
9: Presidential Proclamations on Blockade and Commercial Trade.
10: From Utilitarianism.
11: “The Money Power”.
12: Documents Relating to Black Friday, 1869.
13: Verse and Cartoon About Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall.
14: Crédit Mobilier Scandal.
15: Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.
16: Moving Toward the Modern.
17: Andrew Carnegie: “The Gospel of Wealth”.
18: Eugene Debs: “What Can We Do for Working People?”.
19: Sherman Antitrust Act.
20: “Wall Street Owns the Country”.
21: Frick’s Fracas—Henry Frick Makes His Case.
22: “The Absurd Effort to Make the World Over”.
23: From The Theory of the Leisure Class.
24: Coal Strike Hearings: The Miners Testify.
25: An Immigrant Garment Worker’s “Days and Dreams”.
26: Theodore Roosevelt on Corporate Trusts.
27: “Echoes from the Recent Pennsylvania Coal Strike”.
28: Jane Addams: “Child Labor and Other Dangers of Childhood”.
29: From The Jungle.
30: Fire Hazards in New York City Factories.
31: Clayton Act.
32: On the Teapot Dome Scandal.
33: From My Life and Work, by Henry Ford.