Reading Today

We’re into day 3 of jury selection for the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who ran the company when the Big Branch mining disaster revealed systematic rejection of safety regulations in favor of cost cutting.  Ken Ward Jr. has been doing phenomoneal reporting of this story at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, including a piece on the impact of Blankenship’s prosecutionFollow him on Twitter.

Volkswagen sold defective diesel cars in the UK after it admitted doing so in the US, only halting sales of the cars at the end of September.

An NBER working paper (paywalled) advises on building firm-level datasets from the ORBIS/AMADEUS database.

The September issue of the Social Issues in Management newsletter is out.

From the American Sociological Association, the October Organizations, Occupations, & Work newsletter is out.



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