Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage, Publishes 5th edition of his Accounting Ethics Textbook

Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases I'm proud to announce that McGraw-Hill Education has just published the 5th edition of my Accounting Ethics textbook, Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases. I'd like to thank two reviewers of the book and the the... Read more →


The Immorality of the College Admissions Scandal

Put the Blame Where it Belongs, on the Parents Who’s to blame for the college admissions scandal? There’s enough blame to go around for lots of people but the parents are front and center. Their attempt to get their kids admitted to some of the most prestigious universities in the... Read more →


Have We Regressed into Nietzsche’s “Moral Nihilism”?

Where's the Moral Outrage? The events of last week where at least 50 people were killed and 50 wounded in an attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch was despicable. The admissions cheating scandal in the U.S. raises serious questions whether the large group of people... Read more →


Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: An Ethics Perspective

Bringing Back Civility to Society The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People written by Stephen R. Covey is one of the bestselling books on self-improvement of all time and one of the most influential. His self-improvement book has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its first publication in... Read more →


Have You Had Transcendent Experiences in Life?

The Importance of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs The description of a hierarchy of needs is based on the work of Psychologist Abraham Maslow from 1943 through 1970. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory in psychology originally consisting of a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical... Read more →


Fight or Flight Response

Dealing with an Abusive Relationship Have you ever been in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship? Did you agonize over whether to break away from it or stay and try to work it out? If you have been faced with such an ethical dilemma, then you were in the midst... Read more →


Is Free Speech in America 'Free'?

Civility, Civic Duty and Free Speech From time to time I post a guest blog on a topic of great interest. Given the length of this piece, I provide the following link to the full piece. It deals with the current state of free speech in America. I highly recommend... Read more →


Should Parents Monitor Teens’ Social Media Activities

Do You Know What Your Kid is Doing Online? This is a question every parent faces. There are a lot of factors to consider from an ethical perspective but before doing so let’s examine some of the facts and data. Most parents monitor their teens activities on social media A... Read more →


Personal Development and Ethical Behavior

What Makes it More Difficult to Act Ethically? Many behaviors make it difficult to act ethically including pursuing one’s own interests while harming others, narcissistic behavior, and a lack of compassion and empathy for others. I examine in this blog three challenges to ethical behavior in our personal relationships, workplace... Read more →


What is Office Politics?

Ethical Considerations This is the first of a two part blog on office politics. In this blog I examine what it is, how it manifests itself, and the ethics of office politics. My workplace ethics advice blog tomorrow will look at the effects of office politics in the workplace. Definition... Read more →