Articles & Blogs, Category = Virtues and vices

Category: Virtues and vices

Greed vs. Self-Interest: Toward Markets Driven by Love

“‘When you see the greed and the concentration of power, did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism and whether greed is a good idea to run on?’ That question was famously asked by Phil Donahue to economist Milton Friedman in a popular exchange from 1979. If you’re a defender of free markets, it’s a question you’ve surely wrestled with. Friedman’s response is characteristically insightful and straightforward, and was recently captured in a short animated film from PolicyEd”

Making Empathy Central to Your Company Culture

“In Tim Cook’s 2017 MIT commencement address, he warned graduates, “People will try to convince you that you should keep empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” The Apple CEO is not alone in recognizing and emphasizing the importance of empathy — the ability to share and understand others’ emotions — at work. At the time of his remarks, 20% of U.S. employers offered empathy training for managers. In a recent survey of 150 CEOs, over 80% recognized empathy as key to success.”

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Simply Dresses up Our Consumerist Tendencies in a More Palatable Ideology

“This shift to peer-to-peer transactions is often portrayed as an antidote to the consumer culture of modern society because it supports sharing instead of ownership. But have sharing platforms simply created a new form of capitalism? Research suggests that rather than transforming us, the sharing economy simply repackages our same old consumerist impulses in a more appealing message.”

Vice or Virtue? Commercial Politeness according to Eighteenth-Century Thinkers

Commercial society as we know it today first arose in the eighteenth century. ‘Politeness’ was a buzzword in the fierce debate that was held on the newly arisen society’s moral (de)merits. Rousseau and Ferguson asked challenging questions about the conditions of political liberty, and the difficulty of, and potential limits to establishing a sincere, meaningful cosmopolitan moral culture. These questions still demand our attention, says Rudmer Bijlsma.

Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company

“Almost every leader I know wants his or her colleagues to go above and beyond normal standards of service, to impress customers with their kindness. Many of these leaders also believe that achieving this goal is largely a matter of policies and procedures — kindness as a directive. Actually, the way to unleash kindness in your organization is to treat it like a contagion, and to create the conditions under which everybody catches it.”

Loading

Post categories

Series of Posts

Post archive

Recent video posts

Loading...

Random pick from our bookshelf

The Time of Money, by Lisa Adkins

The Time of Money (2018)

Stay posted

Receive updates about new articles, blog posts, books, events and other news on the Moral Markets website

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to the Moral Markets newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive updates on new articles, blog posts, books and more

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Geef Je op voor de Morele Markten nieuwsbrief

Schrijf je in voor onze mailinglijst om updates te ontvangen over nieuwe artikelen & blogs, boeken die zijn toegevoegd aan onze digitale plank, en meer

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to the Moral Markets newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive updates on new articles, blog posts, books and more

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to the Moral Markets newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive updates on new articles, blog posts, books and more

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest