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  • Bonobo
    Scientist shows that morality is built into our biology; religion not needed
    The Veneer Theory, the historically popular idea that our morality is "a thin veneer over a cauldron of nasty tendencies," is wrong, says biologist Frans de Waal, who has spent his life studying primates. The idea that, without religions...
  • Oakland PEC's Lauren Angius Wants Open Disclosure, Just Not Her Politics
    Oakland PEC's Lauren Angius Wants Open Disclosure, Just Not Her Politics
    The Oakland Public Ethics Commission's Staffer Lauren Angius wants you to know her, and about her Oakland political app, but not her politics."Open Disclosure" was the term and is the name of the new Open Oakland App rolled out last...
  • The homeless have something to teach the world.
    Sandy the homeless lady and ethics
    The homeless have much to teach business professionals about ethics, perspective, and sense of self. Let me introduce you to Sandy, who merits being dubbed San Diego’s unofficial ambassador.This homeless soul had a smile broader than the...
  • Sam Silverstein at NSA-CF
    Sam Silverstein brings "No More Excuses" to Tampa
    "No More Excuses" resonated with members of the National Speakers Association-Central Florida who gathered in Tampa today for their August 16 meeting. Entrepreneur, business expert, and international author Sam Silverstein’sbattle...
  • truth
    Comparing Cold War Communism and Obama Socialism
    Back in the 1950's and 60's, the Communist leaders in Poland triedto extinguish Catholicism, human dignity, and patriotism from the Polish people. They almost accomplished this through an all out frontal assault on religion, and an attempt...
  • Inner well being directly impacts business ethics.
    Ethics, inner wellbeing, and Wall Street
    Wall Street has a tainted reputation. Hence, it seems odd there would be interest among seasoned business professionals to hear someone talk about spirituality’s impact on business ethics.Yet in July, I found myself doing just that in the...
  • Habitat for Humanity making a difference.
    What do you do?
    At social functions, especially during business networking opportunities, we have been conditioned to ask, “What do you do?” In many ways it speaks to our personal ethics and sense of self in a competitive world.Too often we’re...
  • Ethics
    Apart of a job something to think about
    Apart of a job something to think aboutEthical situations arise daily in our daily lives, and especially so when it concerns our jobs, but what line/lines do you cross to get your way? Let’s say you traveling on a plane to a foreign county...
  • Corporate whistle-blowers
    Corporate lawyers in America may now “snitch” on their clients.
    Lawyers aswhistle blowers: Guardians of corporate integrityIf you asked most managers and corporate executives which government legislation they most wished have never been enacted, odds were they will angrily choose the False Claims Act which was...
  • The Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama speaks on compassion and ethics in Livorno, Italy
    Daily as more violence erupts across the world the wise words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama aimed at helping to directmankind towards a more peaceful way of life are revered by Buddhists. Over 6000 followers of the Dalai Lama attended his talk in...
  • Jack Cunningham
    Vietnam vet alleges corruption, conflict of interest in New Jersey courts
    Jack Cunningham, a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam, told Examiner.com Sunday he believes the New Jersey court system used his combat-related PTSD to "play games" against him in a legal battle that has gone on for years.His problems...
  • JMSmith
    Challenging the stigma of adult male virginity
    Every now and then on Facebook and Twitter I like to gauge the reactions of my friends and readers by randomly sharing currently popular things I’m personally unfamiliar with.I’ve never seen or read “Gone With the Wind”...
  • Ethical problems in hospitals
    Informed consent problems persist in teaching hospitals
    Despite the existence of the Nuremberg Code (first promulgated in 1949) and the Helsinki Declaration (adopted by the World Medication Association in 1964), clinical trials and even care for non-trial participants admitted to teaching hospitals...
  • “I’m good” - in consideration of common parlance phraseology
    “I’m good” - in consideration of common parlance phraseology
    A common parlance phrase that has taken our culture by storm is “I’m good.”How and why such terminology catches on is anyone’s guess. The fact is that there are various oddities with regards to this particular phrase which...
  • Why are our LAWMAKERS NOT BOUND BY OUR LAWS?
    Why are our LAWMAKERS NOT BOUND by our LAWS?
    Democrats have controlled one or both Houses of Congress for all but eight of the last sixty-four years. In that time they have given themselves the best of everything, including immunity from citizens and the laws they impose on the people.Give...