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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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News » Financial Executives Confess: Sure, We Lie and Cheat

"You might not expect executives of top financial businesses to admit outright that they're crooks, but that's pretty much what they did in responding to a new survey released today by the whistleblower law firm Labaton Sucharow."

 

We know the problem exists, we know some of the variables, so what comes next?  How can we create systems with incentives for honesty and integrity rather than lying and cheating?

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News » Morality from Science

"Do you find morning TV’s trademarked mix of anecdotes, musical acts, and human interest stories a little bland? Apparently NBC does, because they’ve found just the thing to get people to notice the Today Show: eugenics!

 

During a discussion of genetic testing breakthroughs on the June 8 show, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman gushed about how great it’ll be when parents can know in advance whether their children are good enough for birth"

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News » Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work? (2009)

News » Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work? (2009) | Moral Development | Scoop.it
In 2001, Portugal officially abolished all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, replacing punishment for therapy. Did it work?
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"Legalize pure ecstasy and sell it like alcohol, B.C. health chief says"

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News » Ray Bradbury dies at 91

News » Ray Bradbury dies at 91 | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"On Wednesday, artists influenced by his work came forward to pay tribute to his genius. Among them was Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro, who wrote "I feel lonelier. The world is vast and barren: Bradbury was one of the titans of fantastic fiction and a unique voice in American literature. The lyricism of his prose influenced many generations across the globe. A humanist before anything else, Bradbury nurtured my youthful hopes, my flights of fancy. His soul was gentle but his imagination was fierce.""

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News » Peter Singer: ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’ or Hero of Morality?

"SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — He’s been brandished “the most dangerous man on earth,” accused of being a “public advocate of genocide” and likened to Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi “Angel of Death.”

 

Yet he’s also been hailed as “one of the world’s 100 most influential people” and “among the most influential philosophers alive.”"

 

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News » The Vatican - Bringing Moral Back to Business Time

News » The Vatican - Bringing Moral Back to Business Time | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"In light of the economic crisis, for the first time the Vatican has given very specific recommendations in the document “Vocation of the Business Leader”. Those who helped to write it say the recent economic turmoil was the turning point that made them want to publish their “reflections” on the subject."

 

 

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News » Public Contracts with Moral Clauses

"The contract of interim Des Moines schools superintendent Tom Ahart will include a morality clause — something that’s not been found in the employment agreement of the district’s top administrator for at least 15 years.

 

“You don’t typically see that language in the agreement,” she said. “That’s because a whole range of things could violate the code. Ethical violations are almost on a continuum of range. We have privately censured members for professional fouls that a governing body may not feel is such a significant violation.”

 

As long as public trust isn’t damaged, Perego said, a public administrator could violate an ethics code like the IMCA’s and not warrant termination. After all, she said, people can be redeemed."

 

If not trust, what is damaged by Ethics violations?

What is being protected with Moral clauses?

Do we have a duty to behave with Honor and Integrity in the workplace?  Why?

 

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