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What to Make of Trump’s Cult-Like Following?

Does man make the times or do the times make the man? Have Trump’s supporters drank the Kool-Aid? It seems so to me. His followers are loyal to a fault. His speeches seem to bring out the worst in supporters and detractors. Trump plays to the crowd with the real... Read more →


Republicans Engage in 'Pissing Contest' with Obama over SCOTUS Appointment

Statesmanship and Integrity MIA in Republicans' Approach to SCOTUS Nomination Once again the Republicans have shot themselves in the foot by naively thinking it is better to not even consider President Obama’s prospective appointment of a justice to replace Antonin Scalia. Somehow in their interpretation of Article II, Section 2,... Read more →


State of Business Ethics in Society

Recovering an Ethical Balance in Business During this election cycle we've heard a lot from Bernie Sanders about the moral failures of large corporations especially in the banking industry. Who could argue this point given the financial disaster that ushered in the financial recession just a few years ago. Greed,... Read more →


Ethics Sage one of 30 Best CSR Blogs

30 Exceptional CSR Blogs Published by Market Inspector 30. September 2015 Ethics Sage is published by Dr. Steven M. Mintz, who holds a PhD and is a professor of accounting specializing in ethics. He likes to share his valuable knowledge by giving presentations to professional and academic groups that would... Read more →


Ethics Sage Receives Accounting Exemplar Award

Cal Poly Professor Receives Accounting Exemplar Award The American Accounting Association recently honored Cal Poly Professor Steven Mintz with the Accounting Exemplar Award in the public interest section. The award is given annually to accounting educators and practitioners who have made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting. With... Read more →


Should it Matter that Religious Affiliation and Practices are in Decline in the U.S.?

Can Ethics be taught without reference to Religious Beliefs? Perhaps you have heard that a recent study released by the Pew Research Center found that the U.S. has become significantly less Christian in recent years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply. For... Read more →


The Ethics of Insurgent of the Divergent Series

What is the moral message of the movie, Insurgent? The movie Insurgent, the second in the Divergent series, raises all kinds of ethical questions, many of which make it a worthwhile film to see. Overall, it deals with the “big brother” is watching theme. The government oversees population factions based... Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2014 Contact: Robyn Kontra 805-756-5331; rkontra@calpoly.edu Cal Poly, Professor Earn High Ranks for Research in Accounting Education, Ethics SAN LUIS OBISPO­ — A 2014 survey published by the journal Issues in Accounting Education ranks Cal Poly No. 32 overall for research in accounting education over... Read more →


Steve Mintz Accounting Ethics Textbook Reviewed

Steven M. Mintz and Roselyn E. Morris, Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 3rd edition, October 4, 2013, 512 pages, ISBN-10: 007786221X, ISBN-13: 978-0077862213 Review by W. Steve Albrecht in the Journal of Business Ethics, March 2014 This book written by Mintz and Morris is... Read more →


The Case of Justina Pelletier: Medical Child Abuse or State-Sponsored Abuse of Power?

Was it Ethically Justified to Remove Justina from her Parent’s Care and ignore the Desired Medical Treatment for their Daughter? How would you feel if your 14-year-old child was taken from you by the state because it believed you were guilty of “medical child abuse,” a term used when parents... Read more →