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Moral Theology

Moral Theology

Ernie Fitzpatrick asked: Much of the church has attempted to make Christianity solely about ethics and morals. Guess who wins at that game? No one! There is no such thing as moral perfection and few if any absolutes this side of the third dimension. There is only ONE who is holy and that is the Creator and that same Creator is not turned off by our sins as the church and most religions would instruct you. I like the statement…

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Turning Led into Gold: Ethics in the Jewelry Industry

Turning Led into Gold: Ethics in the Jewelry Industry

Marc Choyt asked: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin “We’ve dodged the bullet,” is the consensus opinion of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, according to Frank Dallahan. “A job well done,” though, as the title of the opinion piece suggests, “The Gun Is Still Pointed at Us” by “arrogant” NGOs. Blood Diamonds got mediocre reviews and was not widely seen and has had no real effect on diamond purchases….

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Ethical Conduct: the Importance of High Moral Standards

Ethical Conduct: the Importance of High Moral Standards

William Allan Kritsonis, PhD asked:                             Ethical Conduct: The Importance of High Moral Standards _____________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT Ethical conduct should inspire a quality of behavior that exemplifies honor and dignity for oneself.  In a school district, teachers, administrators, staff, and school board members should understand the importance of ethical conduct in the educational arena.  An effective educational organization entails the need of individuals maintaining integrity and high morals.  The Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning (2007) by…

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Work Ethics, My Foot ! – Spirituality Information

Work Ethics, My Foot ! – Spirituality Information

Vishwriter asked: People talk about work ethics. Today i had an interesting gentlemen visit me at my office. He was fuming. He was a very religious person and he was annoyed of the fact that a charming girl in her twenty’s wearing tight jeans was reading the sacred book of Bhagavad Gita in the same bus in which he traveled . “How can she touch this book of Ramayana wearing tight jeans and T-shirt….” he roared… I admired this gentlemen…

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Ethics And Legality Of Organ Transplants

Ethics And Legality Of Organ Transplants

Chris Chew asked: One of the greatest achievements in medical science is organ transplant surgery. People who have failing organs and are doomed to die can now be given a new lease on life by the generosity of organ donors who are giving part of their own bodies to save or enhance the lives of others. However, there are many ethical issues and controversies pertaining to organ transplants. Discussions on the ethics on organ transplants invariably will attract questions like…

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Ethical Insurance

Ethical Insurance

Firoj Khan asked: Islamic finance places strong emphasis on the economical, ethical, moral, social, and religious dimensions, to enhance equality and fairness for the good of society as a whole, whereas the conventional financial system focuses primarily on the economic and financial aspects of transactions. As a result Islamic insurance might also be seen as an ethical insurance. Islamic insurance is provided under a principle called Takaful. The term “Takaful” is derived from the Arabic word “Kafaala” meaning guaranteeing. Takaful…

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The Facts About Ethical Search Engine Optimization

The Facts About Ethical Search Engine Optimization

Meenakshi Wali asked: The search engine optimization techniques that are supported by the search engines are known as the ethical ways of SEO whereas the rest are under rated as unethical techniques that are not approved by the search engines. Most web masters blindly believe on the so-called ethical search engine optimization techniques and follow them religiously. But the matter of concern here is to know if these so called Ethical SEO techniques are truly Ethical and Effective or not….

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Consumer 101 Ethical Investment

Consumer 101 Ethical Investment

Indiann Davinos asked: Money Makes The Arms Go Round Do you give money to the arms trade or to industries destroying our environment? Most of us would be shocked and indignant if accused of doing this. But traditionally, when we invest we give up the right to decide where our money goes and our hard earned cash could be propping up oppressive regimes without us knowing. Ethical investment gives us the chance to control the money we invest and prove…

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Entrepreneurship With Ethics

Entrepreneurship With Ethics

Thanaseelan asked: Why is it important to establish the moral status of entrepreneurship? Unless it can be shown that the entrepreneur does what is morally worthwhile as an entrepreneur, that his role is ethically praiseworthy, not only his or her status in the market but the market itself becomes vulnerable to serious moral criticism. This is because it is well recognised that ethics are the free market’s life line. Many economists are beginning to realise this. Indeed, it is entrepreneurial…

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International Company and Ethics

International Company and Ethics

Andrew Sandon asked: International Company and Ethics The issue of business ethics is engaging companies more and more – both domestically and internationally. This trend is accentuated by high-profile examples of breaches of accepted standards of ethical behavior. For example, the recent Enron case where inadequate checks and balances within the firm enabled unethical behavior to occur, a development made easier by the failure of the external auditor to fulfill its role properly. Assumptions about ethics and business are influenced…

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Ethics in Education

Ethics in Education

Emily Wyschynskyj asked: In a post WorldCom, post Enron world, should colleges be doing more to prepare graduates for what lies ahead in the ‘real world’? It is safe to say that somewhere along the line ethics education has failed within this country. One need look no further than the front page of their morning paper, or the quarterly update of their portfolio, to realize how desperate this situation has become.             Not so long ago businessmen, and women, were…

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Right Use of Power: the Heart of Ethics

Right Use of Power: the Heart of Ethics

Cedar Barstow asked: Both Meg and Rob were thinking about grief.  So a bit more about that.  Grief, of course, has it’s own rhythm and pace, and is a process….neither to be rushed nor clung to.  I’m reminded of the Sensitivity Cycle from the Hakomi Method.  The Sensitivity Cycle describes the process of becoming more and more sensitive and effective.  It has four phases:  clarity, effectiveness, satisfaction, and relaxation.  All four phases need attention and organically move on to the…

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What is More Ethical Blogs or News Media?

What is More Ethical Blogs or News Media?

Rob Glenn asked: We are hearing more and more that readers believe the information contained in Blogs is more reliable than the print news media. (I don’t think a direct comparison between the electronic media and Blogs makes much sense, so my comparison is direct: written material vs. written material.) While I find this shift in ‘believability’ to be somewhat surprising, I must admit that I don’t think I personally know anybody that reads the newspaper without a nagging suspicion…

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Ethics in Education

Ethics in Education

Emily Wyschynskyj asked: In a post WorldCom, post Enron world, should colleges be doing more to prepare graduates for what lies ahead in the ‘real world’? It is safe to say that somewhere along the line ethics education has failed within this country. One need look no further than the front page of their morning paper, or the quarterly update of their portfolio, to realize how desperate this situation has become.             Not so long ago businessmen, and women, were…

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Teenagers and the Ethics of Music File Sharing

Teenagers and the Ethics of Music File Sharing

gavi eskin asked: My sixteen year old daughter is a typical teenager – sometimes she’s rude and arrogant, but most times she’s just asleep or grooming herself- If only she worked at math like she works on her hair.  Like mostteens she loves music. I have tried to broaden her appreciation of different genres by submitting her to music she wouldn’t normally listen to. I’ve had some success with Billy holiday and Louis Armstrong and even some classics like the…

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Purpose of Ethics in a Business Environment

Purpose of Ethics in a Business Environment

Laura Erickson asked: Ethics can be defined as a set of moral values or principles that consist of a moral duty and obligation. In the business setting they are the rules or standards which govern the conduct of employees. This code of conduct encourages public confidence in the products and services of the company. A profession is formed on the basis of a generally accepted body of knowledge, a standard of achievement and code of ethics that is strictly enforced….

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Download Free Online Movies – The Ethics

Download Free Online Movies – The Ethics

Peter Nisbet asked: It is possible to download free online movies legally, with or without p2p file sharing software. It is not the peer to peer networks that are illegal but the way they are used, and it unfair to blame the tool and not the user. It is not only downloading free online movies that we are discussing here, but also so-called free music downloads and video game downloads. Here we shall not only be looking at P2P software…

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Ethics and Counselling Applications

Ethics and Counselling Applications

Pedro Gondim asked: “Ethics (from Greek – meaning “custom”) is the branch of axiology, one of the four major branches of philosophy, which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to distinguish that which is right from that which is wrong. The Western tradition of ethics is sometimes called ‘moral philosophy’”. (WIKIPEDIA). The origins of ethics are related to the introduction of moral behaviour in early societies. The application of concepts such as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and the definition of…

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Objectivity and Confidentiality as Ima Ethical Standards

Objectivity and Confidentiality as Ima Ethical Standards

Jennifer Burns asked: Objectivity is another core accounting principle. Objectivity refers to unbiased reporting of clients’ financial information. Even though at times accountants may be pressured by clients, objectivity is essential in correct reporting of financial data for stakeholder decisions. As an educational institution can be regarded as that of a profit organization, it is important for students to remain unbiased in making own opinions about the educational processes. Aside from this, when deciding on professional qualities of tutors and…

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Ethical Behavior in Future Leadership – Nu Leadership Series

Ethical Behavior in Future Leadership – Nu Leadership Series

Furqan Suleman asked: Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations. The sin is limitations. As soon as you once come up to a man’s limitations, it is all over with him. Emerson Many people wonder about the trends of unethical conduct by today’s leaders. Obviously, some executives and government officials have not upheld the standards of their positions by not stopping the unethical behavior among their peers. If an observer was to review past leaders’ conduct, one…

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Warren Buffet’s Investment Ethics

Warren Buffet’s Investment Ethics

Mika Hamilton asked: When investors think of the person and success they would most like to emulate, Warren Buffet’s name is top on the list. He is seen an extremely successful and moral investor that has made his money through dedication and diligence. Buffet’s entire life is a testimonial to the American dream and what can be achieved through smart investing. Warren Buffett holds position two, as the second most affluent man in the United States. He is unique to…

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Resolving the Dilemma of Ethical Marketing

Resolving the Dilemma of Ethical Marketing

David Deakin asked: Many service professionals will tell you that the words ‘ethical’ and ‘marketing’ don’t belong in the same sentence. While you’d be opening another can of worms by asking for a precise definition of ‘ethics’, let’s just say for the moment that often marketing leaves us feeling a little dirty, or sleazy if you prefer. One marketing guru summed it up by saying that marketing and sales are the world’s second-oldest profession – and often are indistinguishable from…

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What Are Business Ethics?

What Are Business Ethics?

Naz Daud asked: Business Ethics have only come to the fore recently. They state that there is more to business than just making a profit. The new focus is also on how the business treats the environment, reacts with the local community and works with its staff to build a responsible company that is both sustainable and adds value to the people that it interacts with. “Greed is good” is no longer acceptable to most consumers. The consumer is now…

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Introduction To Business Ethics

Introduction To Business Ethics

Jonathon Hardcastle asked: Is it possible for an individual with strong moral values to make ethically questionable decisions in a business setting? What affects a person’s inclination to make either ethical or unethical decisions in a business organization? Although the answers to that question are not entirely clear, there appear to be three general sets of factors that influence the standards of behavior in an organization; individual factors, social factors and opportunity. Several individual factors influence the level of ethical…

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Inculcation of Ethics Through Education and Globalization Effects on Ethics

Inculcation of Ethics Through Education and Globalization Effects on Ethics

naraginti amareswaran asked: Inculcation of Ethics Through Education and Globalization Effects on Ethics                                                                                                                                                              INTRODUCTION ‘The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government’…………..  Thomas Jefferson.   ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist’……………..Dom Helder Camara.             Now we are living in the technological modern world. Science and Technology have…

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Business Ethics: Making it Big the Right Way

Business Ethics: Making it Big the Right Way

Akhil Shahani asked: Most businesses have a mission statement, centered round qualities and values they swear to uphold. How many manage to observe the protocol is questionable, however. Do business ethics matter? Is it sensible to hold on to values when you can have an upper hand in business by casually ignoring them? Contrary to popular assumptions about corporate setups, many businesses today are coming around to stressing on the importance of ethical practices at work. The reasons are obvious….

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Business Ethics: Managing Your Relationship With Competitors

Business Ethics: Managing Your Relationship With Competitors

Nazeer Daud asked: ness, your competitors are just that: competitors. However, the way you treat your competitors may affect how your customers and the media perceive your business, your ethics, and your friendliness. For those reasons, and more, it’s important that you carefully consider how you act with your competitors. In this article we provide guidance on how you can have a good relationship with competing businesses while limiting the impact this will have on your business success. When customers…

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Business Ethics of Capital Distribution and Creation of Investment

Business Ethics of Capital Distribution and Creation of Investment

Prof Viswanathan asked:   Business ethics of Capital Distribution    By PROF VISWANATHAN  Director, International Socio-Economic Research Bureau,    Chennai,India (E Mail: economist@dataone.in)                                 “Man  is  born  free,  and  everywhere  he  is  in  chains.  Many  a  one  believes  himself  the  master  of  others,  and  yet  he  is  a  greater  slave  than  they. How  has  this change come  about? I  do  not  know…”    *—  Rousseau, Jean Jacques – ‘The  Social  Contract’ (p: 100)     Economic  Slavery  and  Ownership  of  Capital:                                               Rousseau  reserves  no …

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Ethical Money Makes The World Go Round

Ethical Money Makes The World Go Round

Indiann Davinos asked: Whatever your resources, socially responsible investment (SRI) can help you fulfil your dreams, and make the world a better place. SRI means you can channel your money away from industries that contribute to the destruction of the environment, companies employing sweatshop and child labour, business involved in animal experimentation and corporation that support repressive and brutal regimes Like any investor a socially responsible one wants to see a sound return on their investment but they also want…

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Ethics or Bust.

Ethics or Bust.

Michael Mifsud asked: ETHICS OR BUST How can one forget the business of those scruples and the perplexed looks in peoples faces when asked as to what they had done with them. The same goes with ethics except that it does not sound as close to other hidden possibilities as the other word does. The effect is not the same. We talk about an unscrupulous person but not about an unethical one merely subscribing this to activities. Perhaps that is…

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Business Ethics: Three Tips to Stay in Integrity with Yourself

Business Ethics: Three Tips to Stay in Integrity with Yourself

Sally Rhys asked: Wow — every day seems to bring us a new story about business ethics wrongdoing! Is America headed to hell in a hand basket because of a serious lack of ethics at the highest level in American business? Or, it is just that ethical transgressions are more visible now? Or is it that the media reports more? Whichever it is, I urge you to be concerned about business ethics, even if simply for yourself. A few facts…

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Business Ethics and Unethical Practices

Business Ethics and Unethical Practices

Verena Veneeva asked: The study of business ethics and its implications for different stakeholders have seen tremendous growth in the past few decades. There has also been a rise in the use and development of codes of ethics and announcements for ethical practices by many firms; however companies are still criticized for their unethical practices at different levels (Papers4you.com, 2006). Business ethics, according to the literature has been entrenched with the philosophical details of Ethics (Trevino & Nelson, 1999). Ethics…

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Moral Law, Justice, and Evolution

Moral Law, Justice, and Evolution

Jerry Richard Boone asked: We already mentioned intelligence. Remember in the article: How Do We Account for Instinct? we divided it up into two broad categories, one of which we call instinct and the other a type of decision-making ability? We grouped the lower forms of animals into the first category and humans into the second. Other creatures, we allowed, appear to operate using a combination of instinct and “thinking.” But, of course, it is really more complicated than that….

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What are Business Ethics and What is Their Importance?

What are Business Ethics and What is Their Importance?

William King asked: Business ethics are a matter of much debate. Every MBA entrant is taught the meaning of them, and yet many will never follow these guidelines in their real life careers. It has become a vast and complex field, and is the subject of much research. Business ethics encompass a large and significant portion of what it takes to do business today. Under the umbrella of business ethics comes: • The social responsibility that a business is supposed…

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Ethical Search Engine Optimisation Services

Ethical Search Engine Optimisation Services

Pradeep Gupta asked: Concerned about not getting an adequate amount of traffic to your site? Want to boost your visibility on net? One answer to all such questions! Your site needs SEO services. SEO (search engine optimization) means optimization of a site to increase its visibility & usability to search engines like google. SEO services help in generating more traffic to your site which means more interested customers, which will convert to increased sales for your business. A SEO consultant…

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Ethics in the Workplace

Ethics in the Workplace

Natalie Rhoden asked: We’ve all heard these rules to live by: Don’t hurt, don’t steal, don’t lie, and the more famous “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” In our personal lives most people try to follow these rules. Ethics are often thought of by many as something that is related to the personal side of life and not to the business side. In some businesses, having ethics may actually be frowned upon. This is usually due…

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Blue Collar Business Ethics For Your Small Business Will Provide Global Oppurtunities

Blue Collar Business Ethics For Your Small Business Will Provide Global Oppurtunities

Nick Bauer asked: I started FCP Groton in 2001 with a simple goal, to sell auto parts on EBay and our website. I had no business plan, no direction, no employees only the sources to obtain the parts and the knowledge of where to sell them. I had been selling some auto parts via my parent’s local store on the side and it was starting to take off. I knew with a lot of hard work and some imagination that…

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Improve the Ethics of Law Enforcement Through Ethics in Policing

Improve the Ethics of Law Enforcement Through Ethics in Policing

Vikram kuamr asked: There is such a thing as improving the ethics of law enforcement within the country. This is possible through Ethics in Policing Ltd, a non-governmental and non-profit organization. EiP or Ethics in Policing has been established with the ideal to supply and support the philosophy of transparency and openness in the law enforcement and policing community. This aim is possible by offering a forum worldwide, discussing the ethical issues which are inherent within policing and law enforcement….

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Business Ethics: Why They Are Important For a Company and Its Success

Business Ethics: Why They Are Important For a Company and Its Success

Martha Vasquez asked: Business ethics is an interesting branch of business theory, primarily because of the fact that they are inherently interesting in a market economy. People tend to be extremely distrustful of corporations in market economies and the bigger they are, the worse that problem of trust usually gets. Business ethics therefore are politically charged in many different circumstances and that in turn serves to make them interesting. Aside from this academic interest however, business ethics are also important…

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Siddharth Chitturi asked: Jawaharlal Nehru, on the afternoon of March 19, 1955, while addressing the members of the Punjab High Court at the inauguration of its new building in Chandigarh, said, “Justice in India should be simple, speedy and cheap.” He remarked that litigation was a disease and it could not be a good thing to allow any disease to spread and then go out in search of doctors. Referring to an adage that “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, Pt….

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