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May 2016

Moral Blindness and the Fall of the American Empire

Why the U.S. Has Lost its Moral Compass? My contention is that a decline in ethical behavior in the U.S. fueled by years of self-serving behavior, profligate spending, and neglect of the average person’s needs has led us down the ethical slippery slope and there may be no turning back.... Read more →

Do DOJ Lawyers Need an Ethics Class?

Judge Hanen Orders a Halt to Implementation of DACA and DAPA Perhaps you have heard that U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an opinion five days ago that found that Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers not only lied to him and opposing counsel but “it is hard to imagine a... Read more →

Why Grit is the new Buzzword for Success

'Virtuous' Grit is an Essential Ethical Value Last week I watch a TED presentation by Angela Duckworth who discussed her findings in a 2013 TED Talk, where she defined grit as passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in,... Read more →

Civility and Free Speech a Rare Commodity on College Campuses

What is the purpose of a Liberal Education? I don’t know about you but I have always believed that the purpose of a liberal education is to appreciate diverse views, learn how to think for oneself, and gain an appreciation for one’s social responsibility. Recent examples of dis-inviting perceived controversial... Read more →

Ethics Education Needs to Evolve

Acting on Ethical Values the Key to Making Ethical Decisions Ethics education fails in its objective of teaching the skills necessary to make ethical decisions when it does not go far enough. The reality is in workplace situations there is a difference between knowing what the right thing to do... Read more →