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October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie Dimon

Source: NY Times

Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...

September 18, 2013 Capitalism vs Cannibalism

Source: Larry Checco

We are eating our own—and it’s all perfectly legal. Millions of Americans are still reeling from the aftermath of predatory mortgage lenders who would do or say anything to make a commission. Some preyed on first-time homebuyers...[more]

August 9, 2013 Fabrice Tourre: Poster Boy for the Great Recession

Source: Larry Checco

At last! The Securities and Exchange Commission is offering us a poster boy, someone symbolic of all that went wrong leading up to the Great Recession.[more]

July 26, 2013 For SAC, Indictment May Imperil Its Survival

Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times

Is SAC Capital Advisors going to be the next Arthur Andersen, a company destroyed by an indictment? If so, there will be one primary distinction: Government officials came to regret forcing Andersen, the auditor of Enron and one...

July 23, 2013 Ethics Builds Responsible Businesses

Source: All Africa

THE assertion "ethics is the foundation of good corporate governance" speaks to the heart of responsible business entities. This is so because most violations of corporate governance processes are a result of the absence of...

July 8, 2013 New Momentum for Change in Corporate Board Elections

Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times

Shareholder efforts that actually succeed in changing dubious corporate governance policies are so rare that when they happen, it makes you sit up and take notice. So it’s worth examining the results achieved so far this year by...

July 5, 2013 Passing the Buck at 7-Eleven

Source: Rebecca Smith, coordinator of the National Employment Law Project’s Immigrant

Dallas-based 7-Eleven’s response to the trafficking indictments of owners of a dozen of its New York and Virginia franchises has been tepid, to say the least. The convenience store giant needs to step up and take responsibility...[more]

June 20, 2013 Why We Should Teach Ethics in Our Public Schools


During my career, I’ve had the privilege of reporting directly to seven different CEOs at various Fortune 500 companies. One of the best was a gentleman by the name of Joseph Clayton. In addition to being an accomplished...

June 11, 2013 If a TOMS shoe fits, wear it

Source: Eleanor Bloxham is CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance

"If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress and don't trust federal judges to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some...[more]

June 11, 2013 Can You Afford Good Business Ethics?

Source: Better Business Bureau Blog

Is there a place for good ethics in business? According to a site on the history of Rotary, one attorney told Mr. Taylor, “If I followed your Test explicitly, I would starve to death.” Hmm. Can we really balance integrity and...

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