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Facebook Finally Gets It That Instagram Can Be Toxic to a Child’s Mental Health

The Good, the Bad, and the Worse It seems Facebook finally figured out what many of us already know, which is that Instagram could be toxic to children and, in the extreme, motivate them to commit suicide. The potential effect on a child’s wellbeing is alarming. In this blog, I... Read more →


Is Build Back America a Good Idea?

The Role of Civility in Passing the Legislation Progressive Democrats in the House have refused to vote on the infrastructure bills that have public support to obtain leverage in negotiations over a separate bill that contains huge spending on issues including increased access to childcare, help with college tuition and... Read more →


Ethics Resources -- Ethics Sage

Resources On Ethics, Workplace Ethics, Wellness, and Emotional Intelligence The following is a list of resources I have identified that may be of interest to readers of my blogs. If your organization has resources that you believe may be suitable for posting on my "Ethics Resources" link, please send the... Read more →


What's the Difference Between Equity and Equality?

How to Judge Justice and Fairness in Life Many people conflate the idea of equality with equity but there are distinct differences. The purpose of this blog is to explain these two concepts and why they should be kept separate. The key to distinguishing between the two is to understand... Read more →


Is it Time to Mandate ESG Disclosures?

Climate Change: The New Kid on the Block information to make informed judgments about the financial condition of companies. This includes events that create possible future obligations based on the outcome of current events where it is not known with certainty whether the outcome will create a liability for a... Read more →


The Cancel Culture: Learning from History

Should Schools Change the Names of Their Buildings to Placate the Cancel Culture My blog last Monday addressed the benefits and harms of the cancel culture that seeks to embarrass a person or group for their offensive comments or actions. Today, I look out when it is (or should be)... Read more →


Is Lobbying Against Voter ID laws an Example of CSR?

Should Corporations Spend Their Money in This Way? Is this the way shareholders want their corporations to spend their invested dollars? Is it a socially responsible act to lobby against states, like Georgia, that pass so-called “restrictive” voter laws? Or is it a socially irresponsible act taken by CEOs who... Read more →


Do Dark Triad Personalities Explain Aggressive Accounting?

Looking for the Red Flags of Fraudulent Financial Reporting I recently read an article that describes the results of a study that contends in some company bosses are being placed in a position of power when the company needs “aggressive earnings reports”. In such cases, recruiters are more likely to... Read more →


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 →