Professional Ethics:
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.

The 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 democracy.

Justice: 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 & Co., 2012).

Living High and Letting Die by Peter Unger, (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996). - about our economic obligations to others.

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