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April 2016

The Ethics of our Presidential Nominating System

The Needs of the Many Outweighed by the Influence of the Few Imagine you bought a lottery ticket and won only to be told that you may not have won because delegates were assigned based on the amount of your winnings and the majority of them must vote to sanction... Read more →

Is Income Inequality a 'Moral' Problem?

Free-Market Economics and the Minimum Wage Last week I blogged about the morality of raising the minimum wage. I came down on the side of the need to increase the current minimum wage of $7.25 (many states are higher). The minimum wage in 1990 was $3.80. That means it has... Read more →

What are Corporate Social Responsibilities to Provide a 'Living Wage'?

California's Increase in the Minimum Wage is Long Overdue California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers on April 4,... Read more →

Are Shifting Cultural Values Creating an Entitlement Society?

Narcissism has Replaced a Work Ethic Fueled by Social Media I have previously blogged about the entitlement society that has developed in the U.S. over a number of years. In a casual sense, the term "entitlement" refers to a notion or belief that one is deserving of some particular reward... Read more →

Accounting Ethics Textbook Teaches Ethical Decision Making and Values-based Action

Ethics Sage Publishes 4th Edition of Accounting Ethics Textbook Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases was written to guide students through the minefields of ethical conflict in meeting their responsibilities under the accounting professions' codes of conduct. The book is devoted to helping students cultivate the... Read more →