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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior
"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for. Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece).
News & Updates
April 17, 2014 A Generational Shift in Teaching Accounting and EthicsSource: Thin Difference
Thanks to a connection from Barbara Kimmel with Trust Across America – Trust Around the World, I had an opportunity to work with Curtis C. Verschoor, an author, researcher, speaker and more, on an article about generational...
April 16, 2014 Credit Suisse rebuffs foreign exchange probeSource: BBC News
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said. Credit Suisse has faced scrutiny from regulators over alleged collusion to manipulate...
April 15, 2014 Bitcoin promoter Shrem indicted in NY for money launderingSource: Reuters
NEW YORK - Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on charges of funneling cash to the illicit online marketplace Silk Road.
Research & Insights
July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says pollSource: BBC News
More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had...
July 9, 2013 Population who have paid a bribe - interactive mapSource: BBC News
The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. Sierra Leone has the highest number of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe - 84% - and seven out of nine of the countries with the highest reported bribery...
April 8, 2013 Business Ethics 101 in 2013Source: Main Street.com
NEW YORK —In decades past, bad business ethics might have been defined as stealing a stapler from the office, taking a nap at your desk after lunch or, for executives, skimming off the top. And though business ethics today...
Commentary & Opinion
April 5, 2014 Actions General Motors should take to clean up its mess
FOX News - We hope that is true. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, thinks that today's General Motors should be held accountable for the actions of the pre-bankruptcy company and that...
Source: Moyers and Company
News broke last week that Duke Energy and its North Carolina regulator had worked together to minimize penalties the utility would have to pay for leeching chemicals into the drinking water. And this was before a coal ash spill...
Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
Huddled with seven colleagues in a dimly lit hotel room in Morgantown, W.V., and bleary-eyed from days of reviewing thousands of pages of documents, a clandestine plan was being hatched that I now regret.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
--Aristotle, on Ethics
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