Yes, my title is assembled correctly. For Paper 2, I have decided to discuss the ethics surrounding Ikea’s classification as a non-profit organization. During a lecture last week, Michael Johnson Cramer mentioned that Ikea was a non-profit. I thought he misspoke but upon further googling and a conversation with him, it turns out that it’s true. Ikea is owned by the largest foundation in the world – Stichting INGKA Foundation! The foundation’s mission is to further “innovation in the field of architectural and interior design.” However, the foundation does very little in terms of actual donations and charitable acts.
Want to know more? Watch this 2-minute video explaining how this works HERE.
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To find a resource for my paper I used World Cat. I began by searching “ethics” and “Ikea.” Nothing relevant came up so I expanded my search to “ethics” and “tax.” The first document to come up was titled The Ethics of Tax Evasion: Perspectives in Theory and Practice.
The resource is an eBook that is available for download through Bucknell. The article discusses the ethics of tax evasion from a multitude of perspectives – everything from gender, to country, to religion. I think it will provide good insight for me, particularly because Ikea is a Dutch company, operating with different laws than in the U.S.