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 Chofetz Chaim by Rav Yisrael Meir […]

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 employment problems have not spared the […]

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 at their highest level in decades. […]