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America Has Lost Its Moral Compass

There Are No Consequences for Bad Behavior It is no surprise to me that a record-high 50% of Americans rate the overall state of moral values in the U.S. as "poor," and another 37% say it is "only fair." Just 1% think the state of moral values is "excellent" and... Read more →


Virtues and Values Enhance Ethical Behavior

A Framework for Judging Right from Wrong I am a big supporter of teaching virtues and values to both college students and professionals. The reason is they lay a foundation for ethical behavior. In this blog I will explain why. Moral Values Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that govern... Read more →


'Smash-and-Grab' the Latest Sign of a Decline of Civility in America

As Usual, California is on the Leading Edge but This Time it’s Falling of the Cliff I've been out of touch for awhile because of unexpected surgery. I'm on the mend and glad to be blogging again about compelling ethics issues, none of which is more important than the rising... Read more →


Does Hunter Biden’s Sale of Artwork Create a Conflict of Interests for the President?

The Optics Are Not Good: Appearances Matter Hunter Biden has a right to have an art show and sell his paintings. He’s not working in the Biden administration, so the questions raised about Hunter’s private dealings are different than the dealings of Donald Trump’s kids when he was President because... Read more →


Can Employer’s Require Employees to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

What’s in it for Employees, Employers, and Society in General? The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. The vaccine, developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, is the first COVID-19 vaccine... 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 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 →


Famous People Victims of the Cancel Culture

Summing Up the Cancel Culture and Political Correctness When we think of the cancel culture what comes to mind right away is how social media is used to call someone out for their words or actions as offensive to a group. Those offended go on social media and start a... Read more →


Cancel Culture and Social Media

Denying Free Speech or an Expression of Capitalism? Yesterday I looked at the history of the cancel culture. In today's blog I examine how social media impacts the cancel culture. Social media posts reflect the historical movement from offline to online cancel culture including bullying behavior. When we think of... Read more →


Should Corporations Boycott Georgia for Passing a Voter ID Law?

The Ethics of Moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta There are at least four questionable parts of the new Georgia law establishing a voter ID requirement to vote in state and federal elections in the state. The most important of which is requiring an ID for voters using an absentee... Read more →