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Defining Documents in American History: Business Ethics

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note

Editor’s Introduction

Contributor List

Early Efforts—And Failings

From The Prince

“Advice to a Young Tradesman”

Adam Smith, from The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Fletcher v. Peck

Lowell Mill Girls

From “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street”

From The Life of P.T. Barnum

Presidential Proclamations on Blockade and Commercial Trade

From Utilitarianism

“The Money Power”

Documents Relating to Black Friday, 1869

Verse and Cartoon about Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall

Crédit Mobilier Scandal

Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act

Moving Toward the Modern

Andrew Carnegie: “The Gospel of Wealth”

Eugene Debs: “What Can We Do for Working People?”

Sherman Antitrust Act

“Wall Street Owns the Country”

Frick’s Fracas—Henry Frick Makes His Case

“The Absurd Effort to Make the World Over”

From The Theory of the Leisure Class

Coal Strike Hearings: The Miners Testify

An Immigrant Garment Worker’s “Days and Dreams”

Theodore Roosevelt on Corporate Trusts

“Echoes from the Recent Pennsylvania Coal Strike”

Jane Addams: “Child Labor and Other Dangers of Childhood”

From The Jungle

Fire Hazards in New York City Factories

Clayton Act

On the Teapot Dome Scandal

From My Life and Work, by Henry Ford

Crisis and Renovation

President Hoover Responds to the Stock Market Crash

Stuart Chase: Waste and the Machine Age

Memories of the Flint Sit-Down Strike

From What Makes Sammy Run?

From The Fountainhead

From The Road to Serfdom

From The Hidden Persuaders

Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

Enterprise and Ethics in the Late Twentieth Century

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring

Equal Pay Act

From Unsafe at Any Speed

“The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits”

The “Powell Memo”: Attack on the Free Enterprise System

Bill Gates: Letter to Hobbyists

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act—U.S. Justice Department Overview

From The Culture of Narcissism

“What Is Business Ethics?”

United States v. Kelly—An “Abscam” Case

“Greed Is Good”

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Report to the President

From Glengarry Glen Ross

Testimony from the 1994 Tobacco Hearings

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña

Big Business and Big Government Today

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Halliburton Overcharges Report

Charging Document in the Case of Bernie Madoff

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—A Synopsis

Report on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

“Countrywide Protected Fraudsters by Silencing Whistleblowers…”

EPA Notice of Violation of Clean Air Act to Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Wells Fargo Account Fraud Scandal

Summary of Letter Requesting Further Review of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and Memorandum Opinion re. Vacatur

Equifax Data Breach Announcement

Statement to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee concerning Cambridge Analytica

From Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero


Chronological List

Web Resources