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Build Back Better Legislation Tax on Unrealized Capital Gains Does Not Pass the Fairness Test   

Unrealized Capital Gains are Not Part of Income Just imagine that you paid $1,000 to purchase a stock this year and on December 31, 2021, it is valued as $2,000 based on then current stock prices (i.e., fair market value). Under the present law, you would not be taxed on... Read more →


Does Hunter Biden’s Sale of Artwork Create a Conflict of Interests for the President?

The Optics Are Not Good: Appearances Matter Hunter Biden has a right to have an art show and sell his paintings. He’s not working in the Biden administration, so the questions raised about Hunter’s private dealings are different than the dealings of Donald Trump’s kids when he was President because... Read more →


Redefining The Golden Rule

What Does it Mean in Today’s Society to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” I’m a big believer in following The Golden Rule as a standard for ethical behavior. After all, how can anyone argue that the concept, “Do unto others as you would have... Read more →


The Ethics of Star Trek

What Can We Learn From Star Treks' Mission and the Beloved Spock? I have previously blogged about the link between ethics and segments of the popular television show, Star Trek. In this blog, I update that blog and expand the discussion, focusing in part on the overall constraining factor on... Read more →


Cheerleader Should Not Have Been Suspended Because of Snapchat Vulgarity

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Backs First Amendment Right In case you missed it, on April 23 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated a cheerleader’s First Amendment rights when it suspended her from the squad for F-word Snapchat posts. The majority rejected the bright-line rule used... Read more →


Analyzing the Effects of the Cancel Culture in the Workplace?

What are the Motivations of the Cancel Culture? According to Dictionary.com, “Cancel culture is the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures or companies after doing something offensive or deemed to be so by one group or another.” When someone has been “canceled,” it means they cease to... Read more →


The Time is Right to Rethink the Value of the Cancel Culture

The Cancel Culture: Did Obama Get It Right? Several weeks ago, former President Barack Obama was interviewed about youth activism at the Obama Foundation summit. He took on the woke culture that is spreading among the younger generations by saying: “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and your... Read more →


Cancel Culture at Work in Randolph, N.J. School Board Decision to Delete Holidays from the Calendar

Being “Woke” is Used as an Excuse to Stifle the Free Speech of Others The Randolph, New Jersey Board of Education vote to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and replace them with “Day Off” illustrates how far down the black hole the cancel culture has... Read more →


Views of Americans About the “Cancel Culture”

PARTICIPATE IN CANCEL CULTURE SURVEY Please note that I am conducting a survey on the cancel culture and request you participate by opening this URL. Your responses are anonymous and will enable us to better understand the meaning of the cancel culture, forms of cancelling, and what can be done... Read more →


Pew Research Center Survey of How Americans View the Cancel Culture Does it Violate Free Speech? According to a Pew Research Center Survey of How Americans View the Cancel Culture, 44 percent of U.S. adults have heard at least a fair amount about “cancel culture”. They were also asked what... Read more →