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 →


Is Oregon Dumbing Down the Reading and Math Requirements to Graduate from High School?

U.S. Falls Further Behind Other Countries in Assessment Results You may have heard that Oregon Governor Kate Brown privately signed a bill last month ending the requirement for high school students to prove proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic before graduation. To say this is a controversial decision is an... Read more →


Decline in Moral Values in the U.S. Caused by the Political Divide

Closing the Moral Value Gap Between Republican and Democrats I have previously blogged about the results of a poll by Gallup released on June 24, 2021, that found nearly half of Americans believe the nation’s moral values are in poor condition, and a significantly higher percentage predict those standards are... Read more →


The Lost Art of Showing Empathy

Empathy and the Cancel Culture The cancel culture seeks to marginalize someone with whom a person or group disagrees. The motivation to do so is they have an unwelcome point of view; even dangerous. They make offensive comments or engage in objectionable actions. As I have blogged about before, the... Read more →


Racial Injustice in America

Is There a Case for Teaching About Critical Race Theory? I have been skeptical about the value of teaching students about Critical Race Theory (CRT), especially in K-12. However, a recent discussion with a colleague opened my eyes about what CRT means in the context of education. It’s clear to... Read more →


Why America's Moral Values Are in Decline

Gallup Poll Blames a Sharp Political Divide I have blogged many times before about the decline of moral values in America. We are falling off a cliff in that regard. Let’s face it: We have lost our moral compass as a society and it’s likely to get worse before it... Read more →


What is Virtue Signaling?

Analyzing Virtue Signaling and its Cousins, Political Correctness and Groupthink According to Effectiviology, a website that helps people learn about psychology and philosophy that have practical applications, virtue signaling “is the act of speaking or behaving in a way that’s meant to demonstrate one’s good moral values. For example, if... Read more →


Should Social Media Posts of Children Be Canceled After a Period of Time?

The Pros and Cons I recently read about Alexi McCammond, who was known as a rising star of journalism, a young Black reporter who contributed to NBC and PBS and made it to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list. In March, she was appointed as editor-and-chief of Teen Vogue at age... Read more →


The Release of Bill Cosby: A Travesty of Justice or Basic Fairness?

Protecting the First Amendment and Due Process Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction for sexual assault against Andrea Constand was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on June 30. The release of Cosby from prison on a legal technicality brings into question whether our criminal justice system is working to protect the... Read more →


Should College Athletes Be Able to Profit from the Use of Their Name, Image, and Likeness?

Implications of Supreme Court Decision After a long battle in the courts, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for athletes are not reasonably necessary to distinguish between college and professional sports. Under current NCAA rules, athletes cannot be paid or profit from... Read more →