It was reported in the Sunday New York Times, February 1st edition that JPMorgan has agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit. This past November, JPMorgan also agreed to pay almost $1billion in civil penalties to resolve related claims by regulators in the US and Europe. My question: Is this considered the "cost of doing business", an ethical framework gone wrong? Or is anyone at JPMorgan, starting with CEO Jamie Dimon, thinking about their actions and perhaps considering a change in behavior? Mmm...
Monday, December 15, 2014
This past weekend, we witnessed protests occurring all over the country, including Boston and Cambridge, and here at MIT. At the heart of the protests is a yearning, and a demand, for equal treatment and equal protection for each and every person. The protests included people from every segment of our society and were largely peaceful.
Life in the game
Monday, December 8, 2014
We think we can make a game of anything. And perhaps it really works. The most inane tasks – like lining up colored candies or sending villagers to pick apples– become addictive fast when the game offers the right rewards. Why not direct that energy towards something that really matters?
Pre-Registration Begins Today!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Perhaps pre-registering for Spring 2015 may not be on the top of your list. However, if you're looking for a compelling and inspiring way to earn 6 credits and have a lovely dinner every Tuesday evening, our undergraduate seminar is for you!
Giving thanks, gaining happiness
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Each spring, one of the highlights of our spring ethics seminar is a visit from our friend Deb Levy. Deb is a life coach and a person who knows a lot about what it means to be happy.
What's on the Menu Tonight?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Tonight, Radius and the Public Service Center host our 1st dinner workshop for MIT students calledWORK ON PURPOSE.WORK ON PURPOSE is designed to help students who want to find meaningful work to create careers that are right for them and have positive impact in the world.
I don’t know how much we’ll ever really know each other, different as we are. But I do know that mass incarceration has already stopped being an abstract issue and become something that’s happening right now to my friend.