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February 2016

Academy Awards out of touch with American Values

Lack of Diversity and Gift Bags Demonstrate Poor Judgment When I think of ethics I immediately look at the way in which an individual or group of people have been treated and the message it sends to others who may not “qualify” for such treatment. The Academy Award nominations miss... Read more →

Republicans Engage in 'Pissing Contest' with Obama over SCOTUS Appointment

Statesmanship and Integrity MIA in Republicans' Approach to SCOTUS Nomination Once again the Republicans have shot themselves in the foot by naively thinking it is better to not even consider President Obama’s prospective appointment of a justice to replace Antonin Scalia. Somehow in their interpretation of Article II, Section 2,... Read more →

Is Bernie Sanders right that the Business Model of Wall Street is Fraud?

Reversing the Trend of Corporate Inversion and Noncompetitive Tax Policies We’ve all heard presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arguing that “the business model of Wall Street is fraud”. Claiming our capitalistic system creates “corporate welfare”. Critics claim this is nonsense. The truth lies somewhere in between. Frauds did occur that directly... Read more →

Corporate Culture at VW Responsible for “Diesel Dupe”

Analyzing the Blame for Emissions Disaster at VW It's been dubbed the "diesel dupe". Last September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had a "defeat device" - or software - in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, changing... Read more →

State of Business Ethics in Society

Recovering an Ethical Balance in Business During this election cycle we've heard a lot from Bernie Sanders about the moral failures of large corporations especially in the banking industry. Who could argue this point given the financial disaster that ushered in the financial recession just a few years ago. Greed,... Read more →

Culture of Celebrity and the Trump Phenomenon

Social Media-Driven Culture Overrides Basic Societal Values We live in a culture of celebrity that defines our societal values and ethical standards today and explains why Donald Trump is as popular as he is. Even though Trump did not win the Iowa caucus, he still performed at a level no... Read more →