Since the nineties, I have moderated the Business Ethics Teaching Space BETS-L group hosted on the Academy of Management server, though we have participants in many other disciplines including accounting, marketing, finance, and philosophy. Its purpose is to provide a place to share ethical issues in the news (cases) and related things such as announcements of business ethics related books, multimedia (such as germane free videos on the channels such Harvard Business Review’s https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWo4IA01TXzBeGJJKWHOG9g or at Stanford’s https://www.youtube.com/user/stanfordbusiness ), and calls for papers for conferences where business ethics presentations, paper, panels etc. are welcome (ideally in places like Barcelona, Miami or New Zealand). Joining and leaving are both readily accomplished by the short form linked off the AOM home page at http://aomlists.pace.edu/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=BETS-L&A=1 or contacting me.
Today’s first posting and hopefully discussion is of sin taxes (such as on sugary drinks) jumping off an article in today’s Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/well/eat/as-soda-taxes-gain-wider-acceptance-your-bottle-may-be-next.html . BETS-L is not a high-volume list but has a very tolerable level of email associated with it.
Charles Wankel, St. John’s University, New York
BETS-L list director