Why Do Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things?

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance Have you ever wondered why people you know who seem to be paragons of virtue sometimes deviate from ethical norms and do the wrong thing? Just about everybody knows such a person. But, what causes them to act that way in a particular situation? I... Read more →


What Should We Make of the Way Naomi Osaka Showed Up at the Met Gala?

Mental Health Problems or Brand Building? I recently returned from the US Tennis Open in NYC. While I saw several matches that were compelling, the two that were disappointing were the losses by Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic’s failed attempt to complete the Grand Slam and make tennis history with... Read more →


Redefining The Golden Rule

What Does it Mean in Today’s Society to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” I’m a big believer in following The Golden Rule as a standard for ethical behavior. After all, how can anyone argue that the concept, “Do unto others as you would have... Read more →


The Ethics of Star Trek

What Can We Learn From Star Treks' Mission and the Beloved Spock? I have previously blogged about the link between ethics and segments of the popular television show, Star Trek. In this blog, I update that blog and expand the discussion, focusing in part on the overall constraining factor on... Read more →


What's the Difference Between Equity and Equality?

How to Judge Justice and Fairness in Life Many people conflate the idea of equality with equity but there are distinct differences. The purpose of this blog is to explain these two concepts and why they should be kept separate. The key to distinguishing between the two is to understand... Read more →


Can Employer’s Require Employees to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

What’s in it for Employees, Employers, and Society in General? The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. The vaccine, developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, is the first COVID-19 vaccine... Read more →