Political Theory

Liberty and Responsibility in Corporate Governance


This nonacademic conference focused on the role of corporate governance in a free society and the extent to which liberty is promoted or hindered by contemporary legislation, criminalization, and regulation of corporate actions and agents.


Conference Readings

"Summary and Analysis of Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002," Corporate Department of Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP. 25 pages.

Pollock, Alex J. "Economic Consequences of Sarbanes Oxley," AEI, 2005, 10 pages; 2006, 3 pages.

Hasnas, John, "Unethical Compliance" (unpublished paper)

Culp, Christopher and Steve Hanke. “Empire of the Sun: An Economic Interpretation of Enron's Energy Business.” Policy Analysis (February 2003): 22.

Friedman, Milton. “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Profits.” New York Times Magazine (September 13, 1970): 1-6.

Koch, Charles G. The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2007.

Maitland, Ian. “ Distributive Justice in Firms: Do the Rules of Corporate Governance Matter?” Business Ethics Quarterly 11, no. 1 (January 2001): 13.

Murphy, Kevin J. “Top Executives are Worth Every Nickel They Get.” Harvard Business Review (March/April 1986): 8.

Newton, Lisa, “The Care and Feeding of the Truly Greedy: CEO Salaries in World Perspective” In Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Business Ethics and Society (Ninth Edition), edited by Newton and Ford, 242-248. Dubuque: McGraw Hill, 2006.

R. Edward Freeman and Robert A. Phillips. “Stakeholder Theory: A Libertarian Defense.” Business Ethics Quarterly 12, no. 3 (July, 2002): 331-349.

Rosen, Richard. “Regulating Power: An Idea Whose Time is Back.” The American Prospect 13, no. 6 (March 2002): 2.

Wieland, Josef. “Ethics of Governance.” Business Ethics Quarterly 11, no. 1 (January 2001): 11.