The Halliburton Loophole: Effect of Deficient Ethics in Government
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The Halliburton Loophole: Effect of Deficient Ethics in Government


Industrial development and environmental protection have always been at odds with each other. For hundreds of years in the United States, the energy industry- timber, coal, oil, and now natural gas- has been inherently bad for the natural world. In response, Federal and State governments have attempted to mitigate damage while still allowing development. Depending … Continue reading

Death by Chocolate
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Death by Chocolate


Cocoa Industry Background Chocolate is a product that millions of people around the world consume on a daily basis with Americans alone consuming $16 billion or 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year (Reilly, 2013). Despite chocolate companies being distributed around the world the location that the cocoa is sourced is very concentrated. Ghana and … Continue reading

Trick-or-Treat
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Trick-or-Treat


One night a year it is socially acceptable to dress up as something or someone else and knock on a stranger’s door asking for candy. Children carry around their pillowcases gathering all of the candy that they can physically hold.  Then comes the best part– dumping your candy on the floor and seeing everything that … Continue reading

TOMS Shoes: Doing Good or Doing Well?
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TOMS Shoes: Doing Good or Doing Well?


Introduction: It can be difficult to criticize a company whose entire business model is completely driven by philanthropy and a strong social mission. But this is exactly what TOMS Shoes has been experiencing this past year. Journalists are making harsh critiques about the company’s one-for-one business model and questioning its true sustainability. The criticism is … Continue reading