The Philosophy of George Carlin

A Philosophy for Life George Carlin was an inventive stand up comedian and social critic of the late twentieth century. If you grew up laughing at his humor like me, you may not be aware that he had a philosophic viewpoint about life that resonated with many people. Today's blog... Read more →


Try Mindfulness to be a More Compassionate Person

How to Practice Practical Compassion I wrote a blog this past April on compassion and empathy. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about mindfulness. Today I explain the link between these two qualitative characteristics of behavior and mindfulness. What is Compassion? Compassion has been defined in many ways. Merriam-Webster’s online... 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 →


Should a #studentathlete be Allowed to Monetize Their Names, Likeness…?

Professionalization versus Commercialization Last week I blogged about the new law in California that changes the rules of the game with respect to college athletes being able to earn money from the use of their names or likeness as well as through endorsement deals. The law, Fair Pay to Play,... Read more →


Should College Athletes Be Able to Market Themselves and Earn Money From Endorsements?

Did California Do the Right Thing? California is leading the nation in allowing student-athletes to promote products and companies, trading on their sports fame for the first time. On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill (SB 206) that will take effect in 2023 to allow players to strike... Read more →


How We Can Create a More Civil Society

Ethics and Civility Go Hand in Hand I was recently interviewed by both Authority and Thrive magazines about my views on ethics and social media. There is no doubt that social networking opens the door to improper behavior for a variety of reasons not the least of which is the... Read more →


Revisiting NSA's Metadata Collection Program and Edward Snowden

Were His Disclosures in the Public Interest? Reports that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in light of the publication of his book, Permanent Record, which is about his experiences at the NSA, raises the question once again whether he did the right... Read more →


Cyberbullying and Emotional Distress

Why Youngsters Are Vulnerable I have blogged many times before on the dangers of cyberbullying in general, attacks that directed towards youngsters, and cyberbullying in the workplace. The common element in each case is the use of social media to inflict pain on others through directed postings or anonymous posts.... Read more →


Ways to Become Happier in Life

Doing Good By Being Good Brings Happiness and Meaning to Life I recently read about the Ten Keys to Happier Living published by the Action for Happiness team. In case you’re not familiar with the organization, Action for Happiness is dedicated to making people’s lives happier through writings on the... Read more →


Accounting in the Public Interest

An Historical Perspective on Professional Ethics MAX BLOCK DISTINGUISHED ARTICLE AWARD: The CPA Journal--March 2018 Issue In Brief The commitment to serve the public interest in accounting has eroded, as personal and business relationships with clients and client management increasingly create conflicts of interest. Many such relationships have created barriers... Read more →