Prominent Economist Wrote Op-ed About Amazon's New Virginia Headquarters at Company's Suggestion
"Whether Professor Fuller took Amazon's suggestions or not, his relationship with them creates a perceived conflict of interest not disclosed to readers," said Don Heider, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
"On the other hand, thousands of op-ed pieces are published weekly, and do we as readers have any idea what individuals or organizations may have collaborated with the authors?" Heider said.
Don Heider, Executive Director, quoted in sfgate (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan).