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March 2015

The Ethics of Insurgent of the Divergent Series

What is the moral message of the movie, Insurgent? The movie Insurgent, the second in the Divergent series, raises all kinds of ethical questions, many of which make it a worthwhile film to see. Overall, it deals with the “big brother” is watching theme. The government oversees population factions based... Read more →

Is Whistle-blowing an Ethical Act Practice?

Personal Values and Organizational Culture are the Foundation of Whistle-blowing The ethics of whistleblowing is a tricky matter. Whistle-blowing brings two moral values, fairness and loyalty, into conflict. Doing what is fair or just (e.g., promoting an employee based on talent alone) often conflicts with showing loyalty (e.g., promoting a... Read more →

Are we raising a generation of Narcissists? Is there a ‘Narcissistic Gene?’

Beware the Warning Signs of Narcissism in your Kids Is it true that constantly telling your kids they're special can make them especially susceptible to narcissism? Are we raising a generation of narcissistic kids who think only about themselves all of the time and feel a sense of entitlement? Well,... Read more →

Do the Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few?

The Logic of Spock Trekkies like myself are still recovering from the death of the beloved Vulcan character in the original Star Trek series, Spock. Incredibly played by Leonard Nimoy who died ten days ago, Spock leaves us with many philosophical statements that cause us to reflect on the value... Read more →

Should Taxpayers be required to Pay More Taxes to the IRS Because of its Mistake in Calculating Health Care Premiums?

Competency in Government and Moral Hazard Have you filed your income taxes for 2014 using an incorrect tax statement, known as 1095-A, that shows the value for local health care premiums related to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Some of you may have owed more taxes had you received the... Read more →