Workplace ethics Feed

It's Time to Build an Ethical Framework for AI

What are the Ethical Principles of AI Use? Ethical issues in artificial intelligence (AI) exist because rules of the road are needed to guide what is appropriate behavior in processing data against a set of algorithms to make decisions about individuals, communities and a society. Algorithms cannot think for themselves... 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 →


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 →


Is Capitalism to Blame For All Our Problems?

Professor Claims Capitalism to Blame For Why Students Are Graded A New School professor is calling for the abolition of grades claiming it is unfair to students. Gee, I thought grades introduced fairness because students are evaluated on their work and given higher grades for better work. I guess this... Read more →


Are You An Ethical Writer?

The Do’s and the Don’ts The ethics of being a responsible writer are the same as for any activity. In this post I deal with works of nonfiction. Basic Ethical Standards First, treat the readers the way you would wish to be treated. Most people want what they read to... Read more →


Showing Gratitude Can Enhance Your Well-Being

Regaining Civility in Society I have previously blogged about the decline of civility in society and rampant unethical behavior that has created conflicts everywhere we look. It seems we no longer know how to disagree with each other without being disagreeable. In short, we have lost our moral compass. One... Read more →


Why Are Americans So Unhappy?

Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life Two recent surveys suggest that Americans are becoming more unhappy with each passing year. The 2019 World Happiness Report says that the U.S. is ranked 19th in happiness, a decline from previous surveys. A General Social Survey ranks public opinion by country from... Read more →


Is it Time To Give Up on Capitalism?

Role as a Moral Agent One reason businesses still struggle with ethical behavior is they are unaware of their role as a moral agent. A moral agent is a person who has the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and to be held accountable for their actions. Moral agents... Read more →