Blog 5

The Sharing Economy


While listening to the podcast, I found myself mostly agreeing with the dissent’s arguments made by Milo Yiannopoulos. I agreed that some of the sharing economy sectors, specifically the Airbnb, seemed potentially dangerous for both consumer and lender. As Yiannopoulos said, you don’t know who you’re dealing with. Regarding the Airbnb, for all intensive purposes … Continue reading

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Credibility Lost


In the retraction, Mike Daisey speaks about his desire to evoke an emotional response out of his listeners/viewers. I must say he did a phenomenal job. I felt terrible about my consumer behavior and was ashamed by my lack of awareness surrounding the production of Apple products. Hearing the retraction also prompted upset feelings, but … Continue reading

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TOMS Shoes/Eyewear


TOMS is a for-profit company that operates a non-profit division called Friends of Toms.  Blake Mycoskie, the CEO/Founder of TOMS, believes that TOMS can improve peoples’ lives through their business. The social responsibility of TOMS focuses on the production of their products, the environmental impact of their products, and their giving back program. For every … Continue reading