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September 2016

Who Lost the First Presidential Debate?

Analyzing Truthfulness and Integrity of Clinton and Trump The American people lost the first debate. Is this the best we can do? Clearly, the cream does not rise to the top when it comes to the candidates who are running for President of the U.S. Presidential Debate Watching the debate... Read more →

Culture and Civility: U.S. vs. Japan

Differences in Ethical Values Between the Two Countries I just returned from several days in Japan and noticed a marked difference in how Japanese people carry themselves in public and ethical values that differ from those in the U.S. Traveling in Japan one notices right away how respect is deeply... Read more →

What is Ethical Leadership in Business?

Ethical Organizations Should Value Employees as an End in Itself, Not a Means to an End The ethical leader understands that positive relationships are the gold standard for all organizational effort. Good quality relationships built on respect and trust—not necessarily agreement, because people need to spark off each other—are the... Read more →

Have College Campuses Become a Hunting Ground for Student Rape?

Is Sexual Assault Too Easily Dismissed by Campus Administrators? Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who spent three months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, registered as a sex offender in western Ohio a couple of weeks ago. While Turner is required to register... Read more →

Why Americans Distrust Politicians

Don’t Believe Anything They Say or Do In my last blog I addressed why “political ethics” is an oxymoron so I found it informative and confirmatory to watch the candidates and their surrogates the past two Sundays on the morning talk shows. Interviews with Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and... Read more →

Political Ethics is an Oxymoron

Public Policy Must Be Guided by Ethical Principles The International Encyclopedia of Ethics defines “political ethics” as the practice of making moral judgments about political action, and the study of that practice. As a field of study, it is divided into two branches: the ethics of process and the ethics... Read more →

What is the Value of Free Speech on College Campuses?

Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far? Universities are learning communities that should value and protect students’ First Amendment right to exercise free speech. As students return to their colleges and universities for the new academic year, it is a good time to reflect on the recent free speech movement on... Read more →

Health and Educational Benefits of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Craze Enhances Social Interaction Who would have thought it? A game played on electronic devices can be good for your overall psyche and mental health. It gets the home-bound youngsters dependent on their smart phones and tablets for entertainment and engagement out of the house and into a... Read more →

Kaepernick’s Right to Sit Down During the National Anthem

Is it Time for the 49ers to ‘Sack’ Kaepernick? In ethics we say there is a difference between what a person has a right to do and what the right thing to do is. This is the question raised by Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the playing of our... Read more →