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August 2016

Corporate Social Responsibilities of Big Pharma: The case of Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Questions about Business Ethics in Pricing the EpiPen Last Wednesday it was reported that the price of EpiPen, a life-saving injection device, had increased by 671 percent between 2007 and 2010. The public outcry led Mylan, the company that produces the EpiPen, to announce it would develop a generic brand... Read more →

Conflicts of Interest between the Clinton Foundation and Access to the Clinton State Department

Why Government Employees Should Take a Required Course in Ethics What should we make of the apparent ties between the Clinton Global Initiative (Clinton Foundation) and the Clinton State Department? Some of the reports I've seen allege over 50% of the people that met with Clinton donated to the Foundation.... Read more →

Is it Time to Prohibit All Non-Audit Services for Audit Clients?

Independence Impairments Threaten the Public Interest The accounting profession has lost its way and has reverted to old behaviors, including increased commercialism, and created a worrisome trend of deficient audits. It may be time to change the regulatory regime and completely prohibit the performance of all non-audit services for audit... Read more →

Should the Minimum Wage Be Increased?

The Ethics of Providing a ‘Living Wage’ We’ve heard a lot this campaign season about what the minimum wage should be. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. For most of us this is troubling because we can’t fathom someone trying to make ends meet on an annual salary... Read more →

Cyber Bullying in the Workplace

How to Identify Bullying Behavior by Employees Workplace Bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards an employee (or a group of employees), which are intended to intimidate, degrade, humiliate, or undermine, or which create a risk to the health or safety of the employee(s)... Read more →