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Two Staffers Make Sexual Harassment Charges Against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s Non-Apology Apology Raises a Red Flag The most astonishing thing about the recent allegations of sexual harassment against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is that one of the two staffers (Charlotte Bennett) accused him of sexually harassing her just last year. Where has he been since the revelations against Harvey... Read more →


The Entitled Political Class

We Live in a Two-Class System When we think of entitled people, the first thing that comes to mind are millennials, who act like society owes them a living or something else. They feel entitled to high grades in college, a good job, promotion, and other benefits of life. In... Read more →


Cheesecake Factory Sanctioned by the SEC over its Disclosures About Covid-19

Accounting and Ethics Guidance Overview In the first enforcement action of its kind, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says The Cheesecake Factory falsely claimed its restaurants were "operating sustainably" during the pandemic and it failed to disclose the whole truth about the impact on its business. According to the... Read more →


What Should be the Goals of Ethics Education?

Does Teaching Ethics Do Any Good? Does teaching ethics work? If teaching ethics does no good, then why are we doing it? The answer may lie in knowing what are (or should be) the goals of teaching ethics. First, let’s discuss what ethics education is not and should not be... Read more →


What Happened to Theranos?

The Big Hustle Theranos was a privately held health corporation that was touted as a breakthrough technology company. It claimed to having devised blood tests that required only exceedingly small amounts of blood and could be performed very rapidly using small automated devices the company had developed. However, the claims... Read more →


The Ethics of Using AI to Predict the Spread of the Coronavirus

Data Analytics Provides the Answer to Slowing the Spread and Treatment Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can gather huge amounts of data, analyze it, and make predictions. AI is an indispensable tool for data analysis and treatment during the coronavirus. Given its potential widespread use in health-care-decision-making, AI raises ethical concerns... Read more →


Financing Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unintended Consequences of the PPP Program? The government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has unintended consequences. Namely, the amount of money a furloughed or unemployed worker receives from unemployment funds can be greater than the regular salary received had that individual returned to work. The main reason is the $600 boost... Read more →


The Key to Using Artificial Intelligence Ethically

Ethical AI is Built On Transparency, Accountability and Trust by STEVEN MINTZ January 16, 2020 in Ethics, Featured This piece was published by Corporate Compliance Insights AI systems based on machine learning can be used to audit financial data efficiently and look for financial fraud, but ethical risks exist if... Read more →


Social Responsibilities of Corporations and the Public Good

A Critical Analysis of the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable issued a Statement of the Purpose of a Corporation that really is a mission statement, not a plan of action. As such, it is short on details about how... Read more →


What is the Purpose of a Corporation?

Business Roundtable Issues a Public Relations Piece Have you read the “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” put out by the Business Roundtable on August 19? It suggests that corporations should no longer advance only the interests of shareholders. Instead, according to the group, they must also invest in... Read more →