The book discusses scores of actual questions on ethical dilemmas in business as well as everyday life. The author, Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, not only gives answers but also provides a lucid and inspiring presentation of underlying ethical concepts, with special emphasis on the insights of Jewish tradition. The discussions sensitize the reader to ethical concerns in all areas of life, and build a comprehensive foundation of concepts to help resolve these concerns. In discussing topics such as marketing, human resources, and fair competition, attention is given to many up-to-date issues; and there is an entire chapter dedicated to ?ethics on the Internet?.
About the author Rabbi Dr. Meir is Research Director at the prestigious Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem, and a Senior Lecturer in economics and business ethics at the Jerusalem College of Technology. He studied economics at Harvard and received his doctorate at MIT, and worked on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Reagan administration as well as in the private sector. Rabbi Meir?s many lectures and columns on Jewish law and its ethical lessons are highly popular.
The Big Picture
Monopoly on Morals?
The Humane Workplace
Is Voting an Ethical Obligation?
Now You Tell Me?
Bribing Public Officials: Grease or Graft?
Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Competitive Intelligence vs. Intelligent Competition
Stealing a Salesman
Stealing a Business Plan
Is the Seller Taking Advantage of Me?
Renegotiating a Low Estimate
Telemarketing Travails and Intrusive Sales Pitches
Avoid or Advise?
Salad Bar Scandal
Taking Advantage of Special Offers
?Fresh or Free?
Leading by Example
Dating for Dollars
Ethics at the Doctor?s Office
Showing Mercy to No-Shows
Selling Yourself Short
The Stranger, the Widow, and the Orphan
When Giving Presents Is a Burden
Dealing with Widows and Orphans
How Far Is Wall Street from Las Vegas Boulevard?
The Human Side of Human Resources
The Exit Interview
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?
Demanding or Demeaning?
Referrals and Letters of Reference
Jewish Internet Ethics
Chat Room Charades
Chat Room Charades II: Internet Fantasy
Copies and Rights
Informed Consent in Data Sharing
Privacy vs. Modesty
Marketing and Selling
Marketing ?Lite? Degrees