Quick decision: iPhone or Android? Now, another one: Kant or Mill? No, seriously: deontology or utilitarianism?
Raj Rajaratnam strategically corrupted other business people to fuel his insider trading. He’s been prosecuted, but why haven’t there been more convictions?
See no evil…
Our brains may filter out information when our focus is directed elsewhere, but we are still responsible for that information.
Is condescension unethical, or just bad business?
Special training and knowledge means special obligations to acknowledge the importance of others.
Winning a prize can cause tax problems, but how valuable is the prize, really?
Of all the fringe benefits to complain about…
Is sleeping in one’s office a taxable fringe benefit? What if the perpetrator could change the law in the morning?
Most don’t cheat on taxes
87% of respondents to an IRS Oversight survey said they don’t think it’s OK to cheat on taxes. In other news, 13% of survey respondents were later audited.
Flattening business taxes
The corporate tax burden is not shared equally across industries: lobbyists have gotten the effective rates for some kinds of businesses lowered through targeted breaks.
Is there a way out of loopholes?
We blame sophisticated taxpayers for taking advantage of loopholes, but what about the people who put them there in the first place?