For Further Reading
Here are some interesting and fun-to-read books related to a few of the
topics discussed in class. None of these is required or expected for
the course, but if you are curious about a topic and would like to
casually explore it some more, these are some fun places to start.
Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
by Joel Bakan, (Free Press, 2004).
Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do About
It by Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 2011).
IBM and the
Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi
Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation by Edwin Black,
(Dialog Press, 2008). - what a lack of ethics can do!
Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, (Penguin Press, 2018). - the garbage they put into food before it became illegal to do so is scary!
Bananas: How The United Fruit Company Shaped The World by Peter Chapman, (Canongate U. S., 2009). - a lesson in what excessive corporate political power can do.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, (New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2017). - fascinating account of broken people in a broken system.
Encountering Religion in the Workplace
by Raymond F. Gregory, (Cornell University Press, 2011). - interesting
overview of legal issues regarding religion and the workplace.
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the
Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi
Oreskes and Erik M. M. Conway, (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2010).
- discusses conflicts among corporate interests, public interests and
What's The Right Thing To Do? by Michael J. Sandel,
(New York, NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009). - with excellent
examples, includes discussion of utilitarianism, Kant's theory, etc.,
in the context of economic systems.
What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael
J. Sandel, (New York,
NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2012).
Fast Food Nation: The
Dark Side of the All-American Meal by
Eric Schlosser, (Harper, 2005).
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (New York, NY: Random
House, 2010). - well written book on global poverty.
Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics
by Peter Singer, (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1995).
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers
Our Future by Joseph Stiglitz, (New York, NY: W. W. Norton &
Living High and Letting Die by Peter Unger, (New York, NY:
Oxford University Press, 1996). - about our economic obligations to
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