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August 2011

Cyber-bullying Through Social Media Threatens School Safety

Teens Vulnerable to Cyber-bullying postings on the Internet In my last blog I addressed the issue of the need for a code of conduct in the classroom. The school year starts in just a few days so the time is right to explore cyber-bulling that can be used as a... Read more →

Code of Conduct for Teachers and Students

Classroom Responsibilities Set the Tone for the Academic Term It's that time of the year again. Students are "anxiously" awaiting the start of a new academic year. My students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo know what to expect from me. It's a strict code of conduct that sets... Read more →

Whistle-blowing and Accountants' Obligations

Accountants as Whistle-Blowers: Confidentiality Issues Accountants are increasingly being asked to blow the whistle on corporate wrongdoing to help stem the tide of recent massive financial frauds such as Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. I have blogged about whistle-blowing considerations before, but not on specific expectations in the law for accountants... Read more →

The Ethics Party -- A New Direction in American Politics

Republican, Democrat, and Tea Parties Lack the Foundation of Ethics to Lead the U.S. I believe we need a revolution in this country. Not a military or citizens' revolt. Not a violent revolution. Instead, a revolution of thought. It is in this vein that I offer up the Credo of... Read more →

China's Economic Influence Expands into Africa and Europe

Beware Chinese Bearing Gifts I have previously blogged about China's interest in developing joint investment projects in Africa to help develop natural resources. China's motives are not entirely altruistic. Yes, it hopes to further economic development in Africa. However, China's main motivation is to secure a leading role in African... Read more →

Washington, D.C. Now Called “Washywood”

Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi and Reid Lead the Way to Financial Disaster I have renamed Washington, D.C. “Washywood.” It’s ‘washy’ because leaders such as John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid seemed to have changed their positions during the recent debate on raising the debt ceiling about as often... Read more →

Dealing With Workplace Ethics Dilemmas

"Career Couch" Advice from NY Times I planned to post a blog today on cyberbullying. I decided to update it and post the following instead. I was interviewed by reporter Eilene Zimmerman for her "Career Couch" column in the NY Times last October. Given its relevance to my Workplace Ethics... Read more →

Workplace Bullying

What to Do if You Are the Target of a Workplace Bullier This is the first of a two-part series on bullying. This blog, which was originally posted on my Workplace Ethics blog, deals with workplace bullying. The next blog will deal with Cyber-bullying. Workplace Bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable... Read more →