Previous month:
October 2014
Next month:
December 2014

November 2014

Ethics and Compliance Failures Underlie Hertz’s Restatement of Financial Statements

Hertz Restatements due to Inadequate Internal Controls and Faulty Audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers On November 14, 2014, Hertz confirmed that it would restate its financial statement results for 2012 and 2013, adding to the already announced restatement for 2011. The disclosure led to a 14% drop in the share price of... Read more →

The Ethics of Shark Tank

Analyzing the Ethics of Sharks for Shark Tank Nation Shark Tank is a reality television show where would-be entrepreneurs try to sell their new ideas for business ventures to one or more well-established investors (i.e. the Sharks) in return for a stake in the business. The show is based on... Read more →

Gruber Should be fired from MIT for Violating Academic Integrity

Architect of Obamacare Admits to Misleading the Public about the Bill MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare, should be fired by MIT for violating academic integrity by purposefully lying about the effect of the bill on Americans and disguising its true nature as a tax, not... Read more →

Social Media, Civilty and Ethical Responsibilities of Millennials

Your Actions and Words on Social Media Define Your Character I recently read a blog post about “10 Social Media Blunders That Cost a Millennial a Job – or Worse.” This got me thinking about the way I address the issue in my ethics class. To me, the nature of... Read more →

Is Corruption Behind the Fifa Selection of Qatar to Host 2022 World Cup?

Several Countries Claim Unethical Behavior in Selection of Qatar Football's world governing body Fifa is under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Sony, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa and Hyundai/Kia have expressed concern over claims of wrongdoing in the bidding... Read more →