Corporate Ethics, Fiscal Impact of Immigration, Moral Chivalry
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 394
- Oct 4, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:42:46 mins
Corporate Ethics and Wells Fargo Guest: Brad Agle, PhD, Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the Marriott School of Management at BYU, Author of “The Business Ethics Field Guide” Thousands of Wells Fargo branch employees, under intense pressure to meet sales goals, opened more than two million bank and credit card accounts without approval of customers, who then got slapped with more than two million dollars in fees for those accounts they never wanted. Wells Fargo has agreed to refund those fees and pay a big fine for the wrongdoing. More than five thousand bank employees have been fired in the scandal and the bank’s CEO John Stumpf will forgo his bonus for this year and tens of millions in unvested stock. But a bipartisan chorus in Congress wants Stumpf fired. He underwent two days of public shaming at their hands. Are Immigrants a Boon or a Drag on US Economy Guest: Pia Orrenius, PhD, Vice President and Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Immigration is such a divisive topic in America right now that even the US Supreme Court can’t agree. The court this week refused to re-hear a case it deadlocked on over the summer, essentially blocking President Obama’s plan to protect some illegal immigrants from deportation. Obama attempted the move through executive action because Congress, too, is stalled on how to reform the immigration system. So, it’s not surprising that both sides of the debate found something to crow about in a massive new report from the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that attempts to say, once and for all, whether immigration is good or bad for the US economy. The short answer is it depends on how you look at it. How Presidential Races Affect Down-Ballot Voting Guest: Robert Erikson, PhD, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University There are dyed in the wool voters who can almost always be counted on to vote a straight-party ticket in a Presidential election. But, in the polling booth, there are also voters making a more calculated decision: if they feel confident that a certain candidate will win the presidency, they will purposely vote for members of Congress from the opposite party as the likely presidential winner. It’s an attempt to keep one party from gaining too much political power, and it poses a problem for political parties hoping that the coattails of a strong presidential candidate can sweep fellow party members into office. Chivalry Is Not Dead Guest: Oriel FeldmanHall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brown University There are many women and men who reject of old ideas about chivalry – that women need their doors opened and arms held – this idea that women are somehow weaker and more in need of protecting. But some really interesting research by psychologists at Columbia, the University of Birmingham and New York University concludes two things: people generally default to protecting women over men when they have to make a choice which to save; and that urge is tied to social norms that tell us women need protecting. Women Fear Childbirth and We Need to Know Why Guest: Lee Roosevelt, PhD, Midwife and Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing Some questions have an obvious answer. For example, ask a pregnant woman expecting her first baby if she’s at all afraid of how the childbirth will go and the answer is bound to be “yes.” Fear about something so dramatic is normal. But the follow-up questions: “How afraid are you?” “What are you most afraid of?” Those questions don’t get asked nearly enough, according to midwife and nursing professor Lee Roosevelt. As she began to ask those questions, she realized we know next to nothing about fear of childbirth in the US – and not knowing could have serious health consequences. Worlds Awaiting Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host of Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio Worlds Awaiting is a show where the conversation is always about encouraging a love of reading and discovery in children. It’s a show for grownups who want to help the kids in our lives discover great literature and to learn to think critically about the world around them. Worlds Awaiting airs weekly on Saturdays at 1:30 pm ET here on BYUradio, Sirius XM Radio channel 143.