Current Affairs

The Ethics Lessons Learned From News Corps and Rupert Murdoch

The news world and blogosphere have been filled for the last couple of weeks with all of the revelations regarding Rupert Murdoch and the wild ethical transgressions by employees of News Corp. Along with these stories there have been loudly trumpeted all the valuable ethics lessons we are to have learned from this still-unfolding debacle. Read more…

What Milton, NY Understands About Ethics That Most Businesses Don’t

My catching up on goings-on around the country for my Municipal Ethics News and Views blog started with this piece blaring the opinion that the San Diego ethics commission is an expensive redundancy that overreaches. Now if it's true that they are "hiring a new investigator to check whether campaigns are using 12-point type for Read more…

Ethics in 2009: Extraordinary or Simply Ordinary With A Little Extra?

2009 has looked like a terrible year for ethics of all kinds. But was it really? I’m not so sure. Here’s my thinking…

Great Research (And Some Good News) From The Ethics Resource Center

The Ethics Resource Center’s 2009 findings on ethics in the private sector workplace show a number of surprising, positive changes when compared to two years ago. However, the numbers remain frightening and even the positive changes may prove to be transient unless a continued focus is placed on effective ethics and values training in both the private and public sectors.

Ethics and Social Networking: Can You Afford Not To Have A Policy?

The age of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Friendster, and myriad more social media and social networking sites has opened a whole new range of opportunities for ethical problems on the job. Inappropriate comments and disclosures of every imaginable type are just a few easy keystrokes away and employees seem to have become desensitized to the visibility, Read more…