Schmiedeler, Michael J.
Most widely held works by Michael J Schmiedeler
Business ethics the bottom line ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist.
Global capitalism and the moral imperative ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
"Moral leaders warn that global laissez-faire is producing consequences similar to those of the 19th century, when gaps between rich and poor kept thousands in abject poverty for generations. In this new era of social Darwinism, moral leaders are asking who in the world community will care for the needs of the poor, and how it will be accomplished. If economic and political reforms are necessary ... who will initiate them and how [will they be enforced]"--Container.
Media manipulation new game for big business ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Many newspapers, magazines, television and cable networks, and local television and radio stations are owned by large corporations with diverse interests outside of their media holdings -- from the defense industry to theme parks. This program examines the relationship between the large corporate owners and the daily operation of their media outlets. It reveals how much power and control owners exercise over news judgment, and suggests that corporate controllers may be practicing their own brand of media censorship by slanting the news.
Business ethics truth in advertising ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Examines how truth in advertising has gotten lost in the competitive frenzy, and how consumers can learn to separate fact from fiction. Discusses how companies develop advertising, and how audiences are targeted.
Legislating morality there oughta be a law ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Discusses whether the government can impose morality through legislation.
The evolution of Chile prosperity for some ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
In 25 years, Chile has gone from a Marxist state to a dictatorship to a democracy. The transition has strengthened Chile's economy, but not all Chilean citizens have shared in the prosperity. This program examines how Chile and other Third World nations are riding the tidal wave of post-Cold War economic reforms.
Headlines or hype ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Most people rely on television newscasts to keep them informed. Yet, a recent Gallup poll says that only 21 percent of Americans rated television media as "very or mostly honest." Faced with declining ratings, increased competition, and intensified attention to the bottom line, television news organizations have been criticized for turning daily newscasts into "info-tainment." This program profiles the history of the electronic media, reveals its biases and tendencies toward sensationalism and exploitation, and highlights the challenges facing networks and local stations in the the current, sensation-seeking culture.
The unknown generation X ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"'Generation X' is called a myth by some, a reality by others. Whatever the case may be, the generation of young adults born between 1965 and 1980 faces challenges that no other generation has had to deal with ... This program examines some of the stereotypes and issues that society has created for 'Generation X.'"--Container.
Immigration promise and hope for generations ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This program examines current immigration policy within the context of America's historic role as a melting pot.
Legislating morality affirmative action and the burden of history ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present.
Cyberspace freedom or regulation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
As the popularity of the Internet has grown for both commercial and personal use, so too has the issue of whether or not to regulate its content. With pornography, recipes for homemade bombs, and messages of "cyberhate" just a mouse click away, should the Internet be regulated the same way the FCC regulates television and radio?
The spiritual quest of generation X ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Explores the movement away from materialism and examines the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of young people searching for fulfillment, acceptance, and a deeper meaning to life.
The changing culture the men's movement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with eachother, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Just what has prompted these changes in behavior? Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. Perhaps. This program profiles the new "men's movement," explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century.
Individualism in America the self-made society ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Americans have always glorified the rugged, self-reliant individualist who saves the day or builds the fortune. But what are the long-term consequences of seeking personal gain and glory? Are we becoming a selfish nation, more concerned with personal fulfillment than the common good of the larger society? This program examines the shift toward cultural and social isolation, particularly as it relates to major national problems such as crime and punishment, the national debt, environmental issues and welfare reform.
Gambling the chance of a lifetime ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
"The lure of gambling is the belief that a little money, well placed, will surely bring a significant return--although the belief rarely coincides with reality. This program examines gambling both as a harmless social activity and as an addiction. How some people allow gambling to consume their lives, and why they do it, is discussed by a treatment expert and a compulsive gambler. The effect of gambling on both individuals and their families is also examined.
Business ethics to tell the truth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Examines the role advertising plays in today's society. Discusses industry self-regulation and government regulation to assure truth in advertising. Examines ethical issues such as targeting children.
Religion in the new age ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Examines the current religious publishing boom and how it relates to the increasing interest in spirituality among Americans.
Religion and culture when faith meets physics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
More than half a century has passed since the Scopes trial created deep divisions between the religious and scientific communities. In the intervening years, the two camps have found areas of compatibility. the "big bang" discovery, for example, was not thouroughly inconsistent with the biblical story of creation. Recently, however, the rift between empiricists and theologians seems to once again be widening. This program will explore the conflict between the scientific community and the "culture of belief."
Welfare reform social impact ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of welfare in the United States from the Depression to the present, then examines the complex issues involved in reforming it. Includes an interview with Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who discusses his state's historic welfare reform program.
Immigration who has access to the American dream ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Examines the hard-core questions surrounding current U.S. immigration. How many should we allow in? Who, if anyone, should receive preferential treatment? How should illegal immigration be handled? All of the issues are examined through the eyes of those seeking entry, and the organizations assisting them. Those interviewed include an immigration judge, an immigrant from Kenya, and the owner of a New York City deli from Korea.
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Schmiedler, Michael J.