Whistleblowers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Wells Fargo, the third largest U.S. bank, to pay a former employee $5.4 million who was fired after he blew the whistle on supervisors regarding fraudulent behavior by the bank. According to the ruling, Wells Fargo must … Read More

While everybody is posting their own end-of-the-year list, here’s my selection of ethical stand-outs.

Mike Carey –

Carey is the first African-American to referee the Super Bowl and has been honored as one of the best in the game in 2008. While honesty and fairness … Read More

The Razor’s Edge

What happens to a whistleblower after they blow the whistle? Are they considered heroes or villains? Do their actions inspire others, or are the personal risks too great?

Those are some of the questions that are explored in a podcast(Mar. 11), by Julia Taylor Kennedy … Read More

Revisiting Snowden

Both the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspapers offered editorials in support of clemency or plea bargain in the case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed,” the Times said (Jan. 1), “and the abuses he … Read More

Remember these guys? Did they rise to the top of the bottom of the barrel? A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous over the past year.

By the numbers –

The Center for Public Integrity offers up a few items from … Read More

Jeff Wigand on Mike Wallace

In August 2000, I contacted Dr. Jeffrey Wigand to contribute to my book, What Do You Stand For? Jeff is notably remembered for his interview with Mike Wallace for the CBS News show 60 Minutes as well as the subsequent legal turmoil in which Brown … Read More

Root Rot

Global Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs lost $2.15billion of its market value the day after London-based employee Gregory Smith told the world in a New York Times Op-Ed that the company is not only “toxic and destructive,” but is only interested in “How much money … Read More