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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
January 19, 2021 Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'Source: BBC
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states....over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer states - but...
January 12, 2021 Sustainable Industry Sustained by Forced Labor?Source: National Review
Major solar companies including GCL-Poly, East Hope Group, Daqo New Energy, Xinte Energy and Jinko Solar are named in the report as bearing signs of using some forced labor, according to Horizon Advisory, which specializes in...
January 7, 2021 THESE DEADSTOCK DESIGNERS ARE RE-IMAGINING SUSTAINABILITYSource: CR Fashion Book
The fashion industry has undergone sobering reflection in recent years, calling into question whether the planet can sustain the constant production and consumption that we have grown accustomed to.
Research & Insights
June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulationSource: South China Morning Post
Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...
February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to ExtinctionSource: Live Science
According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction
February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thoughtSource: MarketWatch
Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Commentary & Opinion
December 21, 2020 These are the 17 worst companies to work for in AmericaSource: Yahoo Finance
We’ve compiled a list of the worst-rated companies on Glassdoor, focusing on those with at least 10,000 employees and 1,000 reviews. In the case of ties, we prioritized companies that workers would be least likely to recommend to...
Source: AlphaSense, Pamela Styles principal of Next Level Investor Relations LLC,
“Greenwashing” can generally be described as ‘the practice of only paying lip service to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with token gestures.’ In practice, greenwashing occurs when an organization presents...
Source: The Guardian
Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio.(UK) Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media
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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