Greg Fairchild Tackles ‘Roseanne’ and Ethics in Business on Marketplace’s ‘Make Me Smart’

By Jay Hodgkins


University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Greg Fairchild joined Marketplace hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood on their “Make Me Smart With Kai and Molly” podcast on 29 May to discuss the question: Are there market-based solutions to ensure better ethics?

As a professor in Darden’s Strategy, Ethics and Entrepreneurship area, he was well-suited for the topic.

And then actress Roseanne Barr tweeted, followed swiftly by ABC’s decision to cancel the popular reboot of her sitcom “Roseanne.”

When we called up business ethicist Greg Fairchild from the University of Virginia this morning, we expected to have a wide-ranging conversation to get at Kai’s question of a few weeks back: Are there market-based solutions to ensure better ethics? We didn’t expect we’d have such a timely case study in Disney-owned ABC and “Roseanne.” The network canceled its show hours after a racist tweet from star Roseanne Barr. We got the Darden School of Business professor’s reaction as the news played out in the way it always seems to these days: fast, furious and on Twitter.

Click below to listen to the full episode: “Roseanne” and Ethics in Business.

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