I’m a Biblical scholar. It’s clear that Jeff Sessions needs a Bible lesson

Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt, a former Jesuit priest, wrote a commentary piece for Fortune on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' use of scripture to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies. 

Joseph Holt

In the ancient command, “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20), the Hebrew word that is translated as “justice” is tzedek. I found when studying biblical languages that most of the time the English translation of the underlying Hebrew or Greek words accurately conveys the meaning of the original text. But there is no word in English that captures the rich and full meaning of tzedek.

TBS should tell Samantha Bee to buzz off and fire her

Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt, who teaches in the Department  wrote an opinion piece for Fox News about talk show host Samantha Bee's vulgar reference to Ivanka Trump. Read the full commentary here.

The Time Warner 2016 corporate social responsibility report includes the aspiration that the company’s original content “helps to deepen the conversation on issues that matter in society.” Bee had the opportunity to do that with respect to the pressing immigration issue. Criticizing President Trump or Ivanka Trump is fine, if Bee believes such criticism is needed, but why do it with a sexist slur? 

Generating alpha through….ethics

Joseph Holt

Why "don't embarrass us" isn't good enough for an ethics code. Management professor Joe Holt discusses what companies should strive for in a posting for the Security Traders Association.