In a move that surprised many, last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six federal trademark registrations for the name the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans.”
In an story authored by Travis Waldron for ThinkProgress, a … Read More
According to the Center for Public Integrity (June 20), Supreme Court justices averaged $250,000 last year in addition to their courtly salaries: $244,400 for associate justices; $255,500 for the chief justice.
“Top earner Justice Antonin Scalia,” the Center writes, “raked in more than $100,000 in … Read More
There are many issues – ethical and otherwise – that we could be spending more time considering, but… this question caught the attention and response of thousands of New York Times‘ readers, (May 3, 2012).
Ariel Kaminer, who writes The Ethicist column in the Sunday … Read More
There’s a moment in the long and distinguished career of Walter Cronkite that remains carved in stone.
On November 22, 1963, in the midst of newsroom chaos, the CBS News anchor had interrupted a daytime soap opera with a special bulletin that shots had been … Read More
From Martha and Macy’s to mayhem in Brazil then back to my favorite CEO, let’s take a look.
Nothing to Smile About, Now –
Why is Martha smiling? Simple, she was on the stand last year arguing that a deal to sell Martha Stewart branded … Read More
Last January General Motors new president Mary Barra released a statement of values entitled, Winning with Integrity, Our Values and Guidelines for Employee Conduct. In the introduction, Barra writes, “During the last few years, we have aggressively pursued a competitive advantage in every aspect … Read More
My trainer Steve and I have a special relationship. I share ethical observations with him and he shares his considerable wisdom with me. I stopped during a session once to point out: “It’s not just what you say, Steve, it’s how supremely confident you are … Read More
It’s easy to succumb to cynicism from the recent ethics-related scandals causing one to lose sight of everyday acts of civility.
At the end of the men’s final at this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal stood on the podium to accept the top prize and … Read More
With the conservative political activist Koch brothers in the news questions of political influence always come up: Do the rich call the shots? Has the United States become more of an oligarchy – a power structure that rests primarily with the elite few – than … Read More
Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs an individual of their personality one piece at a time. Particularly insidious is the fact that some of the personality traits that once appeared as petty irritations of life, can grow to become acts of shocking intolerance.
This brings … Read More