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 →


Does Hunter Biden’s Sale of Artwork Create a Conflict of Interests for the President?

The Optics Are Not Good: Appearances Matter Hunter Biden has a right to have an art show and sell his paintings. He’s not working in the Biden administration, so the questions raised about Hunter’s private dealings are different than the dealings of Donald Trump’s kids when he was President because... Read more →


Facebook Finally Gets It That Instagram Can Be Toxic to a Child’s Mental Health

The Good, the Bad, and the Worse It seems Facebook finally figured out what many of us already know, which is that Instagram could be toxic to children and, in the extreme, motivate them to commit suicide. The potential effect on a child’s wellbeing is alarming. In this blog, I... Read more →


Is Build Back America a Good Idea?

The Role of Civility in Passing the Legislation Progressive Democrats in the House have refused to vote on the infrastructure bills that have public support to obtain leverage in negotiations over a separate bill that contains huge spending on issues including increased access to childcare, help with college tuition and... Read more →


Ethics Resources -- Ethics Sage

Resources On Ethics, Workplace Ethics, Wellness, and Emotional Intelligence The following is a list of resources I have identified that may be of interest to readers of my blogs. If your organization has resources that you believe may be suitable for posting on my "Ethics Resources" link, please send the... Read more →