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October 2012

Are Banks Finally Being Held Accountable for their Lax Mortgage Lending Practices?

Wells Fargo and Bank of America Sued for Faulty Mortgages Have you lost thousands of dollars in retirement money due to stock market declines since the financial meltdown started in 2007? Is your mortgage underwater because lenders made ill-advised loans only to find risky homeowners defaulting on their mortgages? Well,... Read more →

Do we need more Regulation of Corporate America?: Romney vs. Obama

Is our Free-Market Economic System Morally Bankrupt? Mitt Romney argues that business must be free to follow free-market principles unfettered by regulations such as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act while President Obama believes regulation is needed to prevent another meltdown of our financial system such as the one that... Read more →

The Bigger they are, the Harder they Fall: The Lance Armstrong Story

What do Lance Armstrong and Michael Milken have in Common? Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and now Lance Armstrong are superstars who reached the pinnacle of their sport only to be taken down by allegations of using performance-enhancing drugs. We know there are dozens like them yet to be exposed. We... Read more →

Social Media, Ethics, and the Workplace

Managing the Workplace Ethics of Social Media Online social media applications are quickly gaining the mindshare of company employees and changing just as rapidly. With all the benefits that social media is bringing to the corporate world, a company faces numerous risks in its use, from misuse of company resources,... Read more →

The Ethics of Awarding Military Uniform Contracts to Prison Inmates

Is Federal Prison Industries Stealing Jobs? It's hard to compete with workers willing to take pay as low as 23 cents an hour. Do I mean workers in Guatemala or Vietnam? No. I mean Americans in federal prisons. Two American companies which make military uniforms are laying off hundreds of... Read more →

Are U.S. Corporate Tax Rates Stifling 'Ethical' Behavior?

Are Lower Corporate Income Rates the Answer to Increased Economic Activity? Given the focus on ‘paying your fair share’ of taxes this election cycle, I want to bring attention to the controversial issue of whether the U.S. corporation tax rate is too high, leading to the outsourcing of jobs overseas;... Read more →