Archives for category: Ethics

This infographic that was done in 2013 by Oxfam International is a beautiful example of the power of visualization and how imagery can help make complex information easy to understand. As Kate Ryan writes in Good Food:

So whether you’re looking to stock up on anything from orange soda to latte-flavored potato chips, Mondelez, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, and Unilever own just about everything you could hope to buy. It seems that six degrees of separation theory has been proven after all, if only because we all drink Diet Coke every now and then…In order to visually elucidate that point, Oxfam International created a comprehensive infographic that reveals the extensive reach of the “Big 10” food and beverage companies.


Statista’s prolific data visualizer, Niall McCarthy, looks at worldwide corruption. “Poorly equipped schools, counterfit medicine and elections decided by bribes are just some of the consequences of public sector corruption. According to Transparency International, nowhere on earth is deemed totally free of corruption. Somalia and North Korea in particular stand out on this map – both scored only 8 out of a potential perfect score of 100. Denmark, New Zealand, Finland and Sweden were rated the least corrupt nations worldwide, according to Transparency International.” 

Infographic: Corruption Across The World Visualised | Statista

ARL-FUW-Infographic-r4-232x300From the Fair Use Week website: “Fair use is an important right that provides balance to the copyright system and supports the constitutional purpose of copyright to ‘promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts.’ The Fair Use Fundamentals infographic explains what fair use is, why it is important, who uses fair use, and provides some examples of fair use.”

Kirkus Reviews, a respected literary critique publication, recently started offering the Kirkus Prize, which is “a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.” The first annual prize was given in October 2014. According to the website, “Books that earned the Kirkus Star with publication dates between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, are automatically nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize, and the winners will be selected on October 23, 2015, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics.” Current business-related nominees for the 2015 prize include:

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse, Released: April 7, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2014

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, by Marc Goodman, Released: Feb. 24, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2014

The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J.M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy, by Ed Conway, Released: Feb. 11, 2015, Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2014

Irrational Exuberance: Revised and Expanded Third Edition, by Robert J. Shiller, Released: Feb. 1, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2014

The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder, by Peter Zeihan, Released: Nov. 4, 2014, Reviewed: Sept. 28, 2014

Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism, by Bartow J. Elmore, Released: Nov. 3, 2014, Reviewed: Sept. 16, 2014

Too Big To Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett, Released: Nov. 1, 2014, Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014