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October 2013

Fan on Fan Violence at Sporting Events in the U.S. Mimic Soccer Hooliganism

Violence at Sporting Events a Reflection of Declining Values in America What prompts one fan of a sports team to physically lash out at a fan on the opposite side while attending the same sporting event? What ever happened to flinging words rather than fists at your opponent? Well, the... Read more →

Racism is alive and well in the U.S. and Elsewhere

The Color of One’s Skin is all too often used as the Measure of One’s Buying Capacity It is hard for me to believe that in the 21st century some blacks are treated as second class citizens because of the color of their skin as evidenced by the arresting of... Read more →

Are our Schools a Safe Place for Students to Grow and Learn?

Cyberbullying and Random Acts of Violence Threaten American Exceptionalism Cyberbullying in our schools threatens the safety of our students both in and out of school. It creates an environment where learning is negatively affected and potentially devastates the bullied individual. The result may be embarrassment, withdrawal from social and educational... Read more →

Is it an Ethical Issue whether the Washington ‘Redskins’ Change its Name?

Controversy over Name Heats up after Comments by Obama and Costas Opinions differ whether the term” redskin” is offensive or honors the Indian culture. I tend to believe the former and consider it an ethical issue whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. Last week, the National Congress of... Read more →

Dalai Lama Urges Schools to Care for Brain and Heart

Ethics must be taught in our Schools to Stem the Tide of Rising Violence I have been a frequent blogger about the need to teach ethics starting at the earliest of ages. Ethics is a skill that’s learned over time and with lots of practice. The ancient Greeks believed in... Read more →

A Pox on all their Houses: The Saga of the Government Shutdown

Civility and Civic Virtue give way to Trash Talking We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take this anymore. How many times have we heard or thought about our frustration with the Congress in its relationship with President Obama these past few years? Too many times and the... Read more →

‘Revenge Porn' Bill Signed in California: Another Sign of Declining Civility in Society

Are ‘Revenge Porn’ Postings Protected Free Speech? On October 1, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would make it illegal for people to humiliate ex-lovers by posting indecent photos or videos online. California is the second U.S. state to criminalize the act of revenge porn, though as a... Read more →

iPad School Distribution Program is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Should K-12 students be given iPads to take home? Here in California a growing trend in K-12 education is to give each student an iPad to use in school and take home for assignments. Some school districts are using money from Common Core State Standards Implementation funds to pay for... Read more →

The Benefits of Ethic Sage’s Ethical Business Practices Presentations

Ethics Training is the Key to Workplace Success It seems that ethics in the workplace is on the decline and the younger the employee is, the less sense of ethics they have in a professional setting. Millennials have a different standard of right and wrong than past worker generations. All... Read more →

Higher Scores on the GMAT are associated with Unethical Business Practices

How Cultural Factors Influence the GMAT and Ethical Business Behavior As a professor who teaches ethics to business school students I was intrigued to read about a recently published study that equates high scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test -- the entrance exam required for most graduate business schools... Read more →