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January 2013

Should the Monday After the Super Bowl be a Holiday?

Super Bowl Monday and Work Ethic Perhaps you have heard there is a petition circulating to send to President Obama to make next Monday, the day after the Super Bowl, a national holiday. " Declare the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday" is the brain child of the... Read more →

Sandwich Generation

What are our Ethical Obligations to Care for our Aged-Parents and Children? The other day I found out for the first time in a conversation with my brother that I was part of the “sandwich generation.” You can find the term in both the Oxford English and Merriam Webster Dictionaries.... Read more →

The Ethics of ‘Birthing Tourism’

U.S. Maternity Hotels Cater to Pregnant Chinese Women Is it ethical to establish a “maternity hotel” in the United States to accommodate Chinese women who want to give birth to their children in the U.S. solely to reap the benefits for their child of U.S. citizenship? The question is real... Read more →

Calling out Dr. Drew and Dr. Phil

School Violence and Cyber-bullying Threatens our Civil Society Where is Dr. Drew? Where is Dr. Phil? Why aren’t they devoting every show to school violence, cyber-bullying, and the general decline of civility and ethics in society? Don’t they have a responsibility to use their good names, significant influence, public persona,... Read more →

Hall of Fame Vote Places Integrity over “Accomplishment”

Ethics of Denying PED users a vote into the Hall By now you’ve heard no one received the 75% vote of sportscasters needed to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Craig Biggio was closest with 68.2 % approval followed closely by Jack Morris with 67.7%;... Read more →

Transocean Settlement of Deepwater Horizon Spill and Ethical Responsibility

Transocean Settles with US Government On January 3, Transocean whose floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew out in 2010, causing a massive oil spil in Gulf of Mexico agreed to settle civil and criminal claims with the federal government for $1.4 billion. The Deepwater Horizon exploded, burned and sank in... Read more →

How to be a Better Person

Work Ethic, Civility and Personal Responsibility are the Keys As a college professor I always look forward to this time of year with a new term starting; new faces to see; new thoughts to probe; new ideas to discuss with my students. In preparing for my first class on ethics... Read more →