Author: Asher Meir

Internet Privacy in Halachah

A generation ago, the only way to get information about a prospective business partner, employee or shidduch was to inquire among acquaintances. Torah-educated Jews had a strong awareness that the Torah puts well-defined limitations on the kind of inquiries that can be made—limitations described at length in the sefer...

The Ethics of Hiring and Firing

    Starting in late 2007, the United States, together with much of the world, suffered a steep recession. While the economy began to recover in 2009, growth has not translated into new jobs. Two years into the recovery, unemployment in the US is still over 9 percent. America’s...

The Economic Crisis and the Crisis of Character

As I write, the world is in the midst of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Within the last few months, some of the oldest and best-known names in American finance, such as Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, have evaporated, while bank failures are...