September 28, 2016
Producing more stuff takes more energy. Using more energy means more pollution. That statement would once have seemed like common sense.
August 14, 2016
So who are Michigan's most trustworthy companies? We conducted a survey to find out.
April 19, 2016
A couple of years ago Michael DeWilde got curious about Grand Rapids in ways only an academic can, and that was to take a look at it through its "social capital". How does the city fare?
April 3, 2016
70 years ago, two sociologists concluded the fortunes of two of Michigan's largest cities, Flint and Grand Rapids, were headed in opposite directions. (From the Grand Rapids Press.)
October 12, 2015
When a Chinatown bank was investigated for fraud, a community's financial way of life was put on trial.
April 13, 2015
An American banker, a Saudi billionaire, and a financial collapse that stunned the Middle East. (From The New Yorker)
October 14, 2014
How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal. (From The New Yorker)
July 22, 2014
Writing the majority opinion, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito roundly rejected the idea that corporations are legally required to maximize profits for shareholders.
March 25, 2014
We all tend to think that corporations exist to make money for shareholders. I think that's part of the reason why people resent corporate influence in politics. Why is the common perception of corporations wrong?
April 4, 2013
From KBEI Fellow Jeff Padnos: " I do not know the status of the discussion about whether "ethics" is a separate course in philosophy vs business, but my inclination, as you know, is to minimize that split."