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Think Big Pharma Won’t Profiteer in the Race to Treat Coronavirus? Think Again

“Rosie Collington […] has studied how major insulin manufacturing companies jack up prices in order to line the pockets of shareholders, leaving many diabetics at risk of kidney failure, blindness, and even death if they can’t afford to pony up. Amid the Covid-19 crisis, some are hoping pharmaceutical companies can stop prioritizing profits over human life and redeem themselves following decades of abuses ranging from price gouging to tax dodging. […] In the following interview, Collington explores what’s at stake”

Sweatshops Aren’t Going to Last Forever

“Brands like Gap and H&M have long been able to shop around for outsourced suppliers, driving sweatshop conditions in newly industrializing countries. But their rising dependence on large, centralized suppliers is undermining the bases of the sweatshop model — and increasing workers’ power to fight for improvements.” – interview with Ashok Kumar, author of Monopsony Capitalism; Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

The Controversial Tax Policies Of Emmanuel Saez – A New Capitalisn’t Episode

“UC Berkeley professor Emmanuel Saez is one of the most accomplished—and, thanks to his work on taxation with Gabriel Zucman which inspired both Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’s plans for a wealth tax—controversial economists around these days. In this episode of their podcast Capitalisn’t, Luigi Zingales and Kate Waldock dig into tax policy, the wealth tax and why Saez’s work is so controversial.”

Why Business Leaders Should Solve Problems Beyond Their Companies

“Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School, believes the world demands a new kind of business leader. She says so-called “advanced leaders” work inside and outside their companies to tackle big issues such as climate change, public health, and social inequality. She gives real-life examples and explains how business leaders can harness their experience, networks, innovative approaches, and the power of their organizations to solve challenging problems. Kanter is the author of the book .”

Do Traditional Compliance Efforts Weaken Workers’ Moral Motivation?

“How can organizations actualize their employees’ ethical potential? It’s a question Carsten Tams has been tossing around recently. In his time helping companies with organizational design and cultural change, among other things, he’s come to believe that, in the right environment, people are quite capable, even eager, to conform with and uphold ethical norms. Behavioral science, specifically motivational science, offers valuable insights for how to harness employees’ best intentions.”


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