In his recent TED Talk, former Faculty and Lab Fellow Jonathan Marks challenges the conventional wisdom that conflict is bad and collaboration are good, by showing how governments can jeopardize public health, human rights and the environment when they partner with industry. Watch video here.
Moral outrage. Muted apology. Multiple investigations. This is what we heard when Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, testified before House and Senate committees earlier this month about the company's failure to address faulty ignition switches in millions of Cobalts and other vehicles for close to a decade.Read more about General Motors and the Road Ahead
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a local public health official. Budgets are tight. Childhood obesity is on the rise. And there is no playground in the heart of your city. When a story appears in the local paper about the need for such a playground, a fast food company comes to the rescue.