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Can America Ever Regain Its Civility?

Why We Have Lost Our Way as a Moral Society I've never seen the level of divisiveness in America as I have for the past decade. While I have blogged about the decline of civility in America before, nothing has changed, and it has gotten much worse, so I decided... Read more →


Can We Teach Someone to Be Ethical?

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” (Aristotle) Can we teach students to be ethical? This is something I’ve thought about a lot during my 30+ years teaching ethics at the university level. On the one hand, I know that I can teach it. I... Read more →


Are You a Happy Person?

Why Being Accountable for Your Actions Is So Important Several years ago, I authored a book about happiness and meaning in life titled Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior. I’ve heard from many people who read it, liked it, and said they would rethink how they... Read more →


The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills in Educating the Whole Person

Think Before You Act! Most educators are aware of the importance of technical skills in STEM subjects but do not necessarily recognize the importance of “soft skills” to carry out technical skills in a way that communicates personal values and logical thinking. Soft skills provide a foundation to analyze and... Read more →


What is the Difference Between Virtue and Virtue Signaling?

Who is Good. You or Me? Who is Right. You or Me? I published a blog about virtue signaling back on May 28, 2021. There has been so much discussion of it since then that I decided to refresh the blog and bring my thoughts up to date. Virtue Ethics... Read more →


The Time is Right to Mandate Financial Reporting of ESG Issues

Sustainability Disclosures Need to Be Enhanced It seems that everywhere we turn these days sustainability reporting is discussed. From individuals to corporations and nonprofits, almost everyone is jumping on board with the idea that we all need to live more sustainable lives including protecting the environment. Reporting on ESG Issues... Read more →


America Has Returned to the Wild West

Can Anything Be Done to Stem the Rising Tide of Gun Violence? It is alarming how so many senseless murders have occurred in the U.S. just in 2022. The country has returned to its earlier days when the idea of a wild west ruled the day. The Wild West was... Read more →