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Money Matters

Money Matters

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The recent failures in the financial industry have
 drastically changed the way we think about
business. At JLI, we deeply believe that business
should be a force for good.


Our newest course, Money Matters, presents timeless
Talmudic wisdom on real-world ethical quandaries.


This course will call into question your business
theories, challenge your assumptions,

and help you gain clarity on the values that matter
to you.
Sign up today for a truly remarkable experience.

Click here to Register 
Join us for Six Wednesday's
Starting January 25, 2012 7:00-8:30pm 
At Chabad Chabad Jewish Center 
121 East lake Ave.Peoria, IL 61614
 
Fee: $99 ($175 Couples)  Textbook included
Additional $100 for CLE credits

For more information:  Call:309-692-2250

This course will be approved for 9 hours of regular MCLE credits or ETHICS credits,  Click hereto sign up for a remarkable experience today.

 

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  COURSE OVERVIEW

Hot Tips: The Ethics of Insider Trading
Information is a valuable commodity--this fact has been made clear by recent stories of high-profile prosecutions on insider trading charges. But is it fair to require companies to make information readily available to people who did not expend the time, effort, and money to attain it? Can stealing or misusing information be likened to property theft? How do we set up markets which ensure that risk is apportioned fairly? In this lesson, we will compare and contrast what American law and Jewish law have to say on the subject.

 

By the Sweat of Their Brows: Wages of the Working Poor
While a lucky few go home with millions, many more return home in poverty. What is the best way to solve the problem of the "working poor"? Should employers be obligated to pay their employees the minimum hourly income necessary for a worker to meet basic needs? This lesson will explore this hotly debated issue from both the angle of Jewish law, as well as from the perspective of "going beyond the letter of the law"--a central pillar of Jewish business ethics.

 

Morally Bankrupt? The Ethics of Debt Discharge
In times of old, when a debtor was not able to repay his debts, he was sold as a slave or thrown into prison. Today, we have bankruptcy laws that protect individuals from this fate. But is it ethical to borrow without repaying? If someone earns the money later in life, should they be obligated to repay their settled debts? This lesson explores the Jewish legal perspective on bankruptcy, emphasizing how we can incorporate secular local laws and customs into Jewish law.

 

State of the Union: The Right to Organize, to Bargain Collectively, and to Strike
The controversy over union rights is recurrently strewn across U.S. headlines. What does Jewish law have to say about whether workers should have the right to unionize and bargain collectively? And does it matter whether they are public- or private-sector employees? Should the right to strike be granted, despite the harm it can cause to society? Does the type of industry make a difference? This lesson will present the Talmud's enlightening spin on unionization, collective bargaining, and strikes.

 

Fabulously Wealthy or Filthy Rich? The Ethics of CEO Compensation
In the recent economic downturn, much fury has arisen from reports that CEOs of Americas biggest companies take grand bonuses and huge salaries. Is it morally wrong to seek extravagance? Are those who criticize their good fortune just jealous, or is their disgust valid? This lesson will discuss some of the moral problems related to CEO compensation, including some conflicts of interest.

 

Buyer Aware: Another Side to Business Ethics
Let's be honest: who isn't looking for a bargain? On the other hand, how often do we question the ethics of our deal-seeking? Can we move to more expensive vacant seats at a ball-game? Is there anything wrong with engaging a sales person with questions about a product when we have little or no intention of buying it there? This eye-opening lesson addresses various scenarios relating to the average market purchase that most of us face daily.

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Select Past Endorsements: 

"If my first-year students had been exposed to this material before starting law school, they would be better prepared for the rigors of the Socratic method." 

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

"Many thanks for sharing with me the exciting Rohr JLI curriculum...and for the excellent idea of bringing the treasure of Jewish law, a major point of Jewish life and Jewish ethos, to the attention of interested people." 

 Elyakim Rubinstein, Israel Supreme Court Justice, Former Attorney General of Israel

"JLI's course offers a fascinating context for exploring the relationship of law and ethics, and shows the unique contribution that the Talmudic system can make to this central issue."

Professor Suzanne Stone, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Yeshiva University

 

 

 

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