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Published Research Papers by Steven Mintz You can now follow my academic published papers on bepress. These include articles on the philosophy of ethics, ethics in business, ethics in accounting and higher education ethics. Read more →


Can Ethics Be Legislated in Accounting?

What does the "Public Interest" in Accounting Mean? The following blog was first posted by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association in its newsletter on October 14, 2017. Government regulations, whistleblower protections, GAAP reporting standards, and internal control requirements are meaningless and not worth the paper they... Read more →


Ethics Sage Blogs Recognized for Excellence

Dear Friends: I am proud to inform my readers and other interested parties that my blogs have been recognized as one of the top 100 philosophy blogs (#46) by Feedspot and in the list of the 30 exceptional CSR (corporate social responsibility) blogs by Market Inspector. I have recently expanded... Read more →


Higher Education Ethics Watch

Are Colleges and Universities Serving the Public Good? We've all heard about it. Campus speakers get shouted down or prevented from speaking. Academic freedom is under attack. Students congregate in safe spaces to prevent violence against them for their politically incorrect views and colleges are becoming sanctuary campuses, all the... Read more →


Kaepernick’s Right to Sit Down During the National Anthem

Is it Time for the 49ers to ‘Sack’ Kaepernick? In ethics we say there is a difference between what a person has a right to do and what the right thing to do is. This is the question raised by Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the playing of our... Read more →


Memo to Ryan Lochte: Avoid the Slippery Slope

Ethical Failings: Unprincipled Behavior and not Accepting Responsibility The only thing Ryan Lochte is sorry for is getting caught. The 12-time Olympic medalist in swimming disgraced the U.S. and disrespected the people of Brazil when he concocted a story about being robbed at gun point with the gun held to... Read more →


Why Grit is the new Buzzword for Success

'Virtuous' Grit is an Essential Ethical Value Last week I watch a TED presentation by Angela Duckworth who discussed her findings in a 2013 TED Talk, where she defined grit as passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in,... 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 →


What to Make of Trump’s Cult-Like Following?

Does man make the times or do the times make the man? Have Trump’s supporters drank the Kool-Aid? It seems so to me. His followers are loyal to a fault. His speeches seem to bring out the worst in supporters and detractors. Trump plays to the crowd with the real... Read more →