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The Causes of the Moral Decline in America

Determining Rights versus Wrong Mass shootings, racial hatred, social injustice, incivility, fraud, and White Supremacy are just a few of the examples of the moral decay in America. These extremes forms of behavior have occurred because of a decline in morality and ethical behavior. Morality is the system through which... Read more →


Political Entitlement

Why There are Two Sets of Rules A great deal has been said about the double standard we seem to have in America where one group feels entitled to different behaviors than the others. Take the recent cases of politicians doing things that others are restricted from or prohibited from... Read more →


Reasons to Develop a Personal Ethics Statement

The Importance of Influencing Others Have you ever thought about sharing your core values and beliefs with others? You may want to use a personal ethics statement to let others know what you stand for. For example, it could be used as part of your job application process. A personal... Read more →


S.F. Unified School District Should Be Investigated for its ill-Considered Behavior

The Optics are Bad; the Reality is Worse As you’ve probably heard, all members of a San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned days after they were heard making disparaging comments about parents at a virtual board meeting they didn’t realize was being broadcast to the public. The four members... Read more →


Ted Cruz is the Latest Politician to be Tone Deaf

The Hypocrisy Of It All I have previously blogged about the entitled political class who act as if there is one set of rules for themselves and another for the public. Ted Cruz is the latest politician to be tone deaf. He follows in the footsteps of a variety of... Read more →


What is Blogging Ethics

Becoming an Influencer I’ve been blogging for about 15 years and have developed a code of ethics, taken in part from those who have been there, done that, and my own experiences. Given this relatively new way to communicate on social media, perhaps my observations will help others with similar... Read more →


Trump’s Final Days in Office

The Absentee President To say President Trump has checked out since he lost the 2020 election is an understatement. Since the final tallies were completed, and it was clear Trump lost the election (at least in everyone’s mind but his own), he has failed to carry out his responsibilities as... Read more →


NCAA Must Take Sexual Abuse Charges Against LSU Football Player Seriously

The Failure to Establish an Ethical Culture The culture of an organization sets the tone whether it fosters ethical behavior or something else. In ethics, we say the “tone at the top” establishes the basis for an ethical culture. In the case of former LSU football standout, Derrius Guice, the... Read more →


Challenges to Ethical Behavior For Ethicists

My Ethical Dilemma I have previously blogged about whether we should expect ethics professors to be ethical. In reading up on this issue, I found an interesting study on why ethics professors don’t behave better. The results made me worry about what might be happening to ethicists and whether they... Read more →