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Spirited debate

Spirited debate

 On Saturday, June 6, 2015, I moderated a discussion between Ben Baldanza, the president and CEO of Spirit Airlines, and John Paul Rollert, adjunct assistant professor who teaches ethics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. It took place in front of an audience at UChicago’s Gleacher Center near Tribune Tower. The event was inspired by Rollert’s article in the April 16, 2015 New Republic headlined, “Dispirited A business school professor studies the world's worst airline.”  They asked me to moderate because I’d written a love/hate column about Spirit Airlines in May, and I began the event by reading an excerpt from that column:...