The Morality of Business: The General Motors Bailout

Everywhere you go in the United States, you are likely going to see a lot of cars.  Whenever we go somewhere beyond walking distance, we simply grab the keys and drive off.  Cars play an important role in American lives, being our primary mode of transportation.  With the economy coming out of a recession, people are buying new cars again at all time highs.  According to the New York Daily News, 15.6 million vehicles were sold in the United States in 2013, eight percent more than the previous year (NY Daily News).  Needless to say, the auto industry is doing well and the economy is certainly improving. Continue reading

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Is Social Media Play?

In my initial blog post, Social Media as Play, I stated that social media websites perfectly fit Johan Huizinga’s definition of play from Homo Ludens by satisfying the following criteria: freedom, inherent activity, and its limitation of time and space. While for the most part, I agree with my original claims, upon second glance I felt that there was much more to add. Continue reading