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June 2015

Unethical Behaviors in the Workplace

Abuse of Social Media in the Workplace on the Rise I recently read a piece about the five most unethical behaviors in the workplace. Arthur Schwartz points out that each day roughly 120 million people walk into a workplace somewhere in the U.S. Within the past year, almost half of... Read more →

Reflections on Ethics in Politics and Life

Ethics in Government and in Life are based on Consistent Standards of Right and Wrong Should we care that allegedly, the former House speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused at least two students during his years (1965–1981) as a teacher and wrestling coach in the farm town of Yorkville, Illinois? What's... Read more →

ITT/ESI Fraud Investigated by the SEC

False Promises of Jobs and Student Loan Defaults are Ethical Concerns Perhaps you heard that ITT Educational Services, Inc (ESI) is involved in an enforcement action with the SEC. The SEC has taken issue with ESI's handling and disclosure of complex accounting issues that arose several years ago and disclosures... Read more →

Tax Fraud on the Rise: Surprise, Surprise

IRS Paid $5.8 Billion in Fraudulent Refunds I recently read that the IRS paid $5.8 Billion in fraudulent refunds from 2011 through October 2014. Over time, the IRS has stopped 19 million suspicious tax returns and protected more than $63 billion in fraudulent refunds. This past tax filing season identified... Read more →