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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). 

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News & Updates

March 3, 2015 WHITNEY TILSON: Here are 4 reasons why I'm now even more convinced that Lumber Liquidators is going to $0

Source: Business Insider

Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, the founder of Kase Capital, saw red flags in Lumber Liquidators' numbers, and he sent to the story to "6o Minutes" and Anderson Cooper.

March 3, 2015 Barclays Takes $1.2 Billion Charge in Currency-Rigging Probe

Source: Bloomberg

Barclays Plc set aside an extra 750 million pounds ($1.2 billion) to cover the cost of settling the probe into alleged currency rigging and posted a 32 percent drop in full-year pretax profit at the investment bank.

February 27, 2015 New IRS Scandal Hearings Reveal 32,000 More Emails, Possible Criminal Activity

Source: Forbes

In new Hearings of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on February 26, 2014, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General, said he is investigating possible criminal activity at the IRS. The hearings also revealed...

Research & Insights

July 30, 2014 Breakdown of business ethics destroying shareholder value, says Ecclesiastical

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

An insight from Ecclesiastical demonstrates the impact corporate misconduct can have on shareholder value. According to the report, corporate businesses in the US and UK have wasted $150 billion (£88.5bn) over the past five...

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says poll

Source: 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...

Commentary & Opinion

March 6, 2015 Misleading Gender Pay Gap Statistics For International Womens' Day

Source: Forbes

That there is a difference between pay for men and pay for women is true. And it’s also true that we’d like to work out why this is happening. Only once we know what is happening and why can we then try to make policy decisions...

February 25, 2015 HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

Source: ft.com

HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its behaviour a “source of shame”.

February 23, 2015 It’s Morning, Again, in America...

Source: Larry Checco

To hear many politicians, pundits and financial analysts tell it, it’s morning again in America. The stock market is at record highs. Corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in cash (Apple, alone, has US $178 billion in...[more]


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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