Political ethics Feed

What is Virtue Signaling and Why Should You Care About It?

Understanding Political Correctness, Group Think, and the Cancel Culture Few terms have been more confusing to me than “virtue signaling.” First, is it spelled with two “ls” or one? It seems the Brits use two l’s and the U.S. one. Nevertheless, the meaning of the word is what is most... 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 →


Are you ‘WOKE?’

Cultural Shift in America Are you woke? No, I do not mean just awaken from a deep sleep. In today’s parlance I mean awoken to sensitive social issues, such as racism. The term ‘woke’ is at the center of many of the contentious political, social, and cultural debates right now.... Read more →


The Cancel Culture: Learning from History

Should Schools Change the Names of Their Buildings to Placate the Cancel Culture My blog last Monday addressed the benefits and harms of the cancel culture that seeks to embarrass a person or group for their offensive comments or actions. Today, I look out when it is (or should be)... Read more →


Is Lobbying Against Voter ID laws an Example of CSR?

Should Corporations Spend Their Money in This Way? Is this the way shareholders want their corporations to spend their invested dollars? Is it a socially responsible act to lobby against states, like Georgia, that pass so-called “restrictive” voter laws? Or is it a socially irresponsible act taken by CEOs who... 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 →


Political Entitlement

Why There are Two Sets of Rules A great deal has been said about the double standard we seem to have in America where one group feels entitled to different behaviors than the others. Take the recent cases of politicians doing things that others are restricted from or prohibited from... Read more →


Should NBA Players Just 'Shut Up and Dribble'?

Do They Have a Right to Speak Out on Political and Social Justice Issues? Watching the NBA All-Star game yesterday I was reminded of the recent controversy over whether athletes should speak out on issues that concern all Americans or stay silent and do what they do best. Fox News... Read more →


Ted Cruz is the Latest Politician to be Tone Deaf

The Hypocrisy Of It All I have previously blogged about the entitled political class who act as if there is one set of rules for themselves and another for the public. Ted Cruz is the latest politician to be tone deaf. He follows in the footsteps of a variety of... Read more →


What is Blogging Ethics

Becoming an Influencer I’ve been blogging for about 15 years and have developed a code of ethics, taken in part from those who have been there, done that, and my own experiences. Given this relatively new way to communicate on social media, perhaps my observations will help others with similar... Read more →