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w9: Ethics and economics III /2548

Topic 2


Lecture reading

Crane, A and Matten, D (2010), Business Ethics (3rd ed), Oxford: OUP

Foroohar, R (2019), How big tech is dragging us towards the next financial crash, The Guardian, Nov 8th

Hazard, GC (1995), Law, morals and ethics, Yale Law School: Faculty Scholarship Series, Paper 2372

Nash, LL (1990), Good intentions aside: A  manager’s guide to resolving ethical problems,Harvard Business Press


Bandolier (2007), Death, transportation, and travel (UK), Bandolier Journal – probabilities of death for different modes of transport

Vehicle recalls and faults – explore how many recalls manufacturers have undertaken recently

Specific car industry examples

Brignall, M (2018), Volkswagen and Seat accused of selling cars with rear seatbelt fault, The Guardian, Aug 24th

Brignall, M (2019), ‘How can my BMW burst into flames despite regular servicing?’, The Guardian, Nov 16th

* Gardiner, B (2019), Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions, The Guardian, Mar 22nd

Gitlin, J (2018), Ford recalls 1.5 million Focuses for faulty fuel tank purge valves, Ars Technica, Oct 25th

Gitlin, J (2020), Chevrolet recalls the Bolt EV after 5 confirmed battery fires, Ars Technica, Nov 16th

Lee, TB (2018), Seat belt fires spark recall of two million Ford F-150 trucks, Ars Technica, Sept 6th

Monaghan, A (2018), BMW to recall more than 300,000 cars in UK over stalling riskThe Guardian, May 9th

Neate, R (2015), GM to pay $900m to avoid criminal inquiry into fault that led to deathsThe Guardian, Sept 17th [see GM Ignition recall site too]

Penenberg, A (2014), GM’s hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history, Pando Daily, Oct 18th

Ford Pinto

Dowie, M (1977), Pinto MadnessMother Jones Magazine, Sept/Oct

Schwartz, GT (1991), The myth of the Ford Pinto caseRutgers Law Review, v43 pp1013-1068