Ed vs. Milton

I decided to focus on one of our oldest “disagreements” by creating a Twitter conversation between Ed and Milton.  For some reason, pictures wouldn’t work, so sorry about the blandness. Continue reading


Milton Back From the Grave Debates Chile, BP With Ed

Ed Bushy Beard @Milton  Congratz on your Nobel prize.  Guess you will argue stronger against any social responsibility beyond profit now.  Say Hi to Pinochet if you visit again. #nobelecon #freechile #neoliberal

Milton @Ed Bushy Beard Thank you.  No reason or evidence to change my core thesis.  Visiting Pinochet is not endorsing policies.  Whatever, Allende ruined the economy with his soft-headed, big-hearted socialism. #keynessucks #smartisconservative

Ed Bushy Bear @Milton  Not sure you can have market freedom and political oppression.  What do you think of BP’s use of cap and trade internally to price pollution?  http://tinyurl.com/284x4eg #greenenergy #stakeholderrocks

Milton @Ed Bushy Bear.  You can put lipstick on a pig…soft-headed CEOS still trying to do what government should do.  Carbon tax simpler, more-market based.  #marketsrule

Ed Bushy Bear @Milton  If the end of financial regulation is the victory for neo-liberal economics, then its demon-spawn, the Great Recession, is the tocsin for a new Keynes to emerge.  #marketsruletoomuch #keynesnow


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Tony Soprano’s Ethical Reasoning

When thinking about BGS themes in pop culture, I immediately thought of HBO’s hit series The Sopranos. For those who aren’t familiar, the show centers around Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster, and the problems he encounters while heading a criminal organization. While the mafia generally caries a serious negative connotation, the show looks at the notorious crime family from a different angle. Many theories we have looked at concerning business ethics can be applied to Tony’s less than ethical profession.

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