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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

December 2, 2019 Germany is closing all its nuclear power plants. Now it must find a place to bury the deadly waste for 1 million years

Source: CNN

Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters -- roughly six Big Ben clock towers -- of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years?

November 7, 2019 McDonald’s falls to seven-month low – Jim Cramer and four other experts weigh in

Source: CNBC

McDonald’s stock tumbled to seven-month lows after CEO Steve Easterbrook was ousted for having a consensual relationship with an employee.

October 23, 2019 Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe days before FDA bombshell

Source: Fox Business

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic...

Research & Insights

June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulation

Source: 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 Extinction

Source: 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 thought

Source: 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

July 25, 2019 9 Reasons Facebook FTC Settlement Is A Joke

Source: TechCrunch

The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in violation of a previous order. To say the settlement is favorable to Facebook, even with the record $5 billion...

March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?

Source: NY Times

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...

January 31, 2019 Facebook Has Just Been Caught Spying On Users' Private Messages And Data -- Again

Source: Forbes

The reports overnight, first broken by TechCrunch, are that "desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a 'Facebook Research' VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone...


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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