Monthly Archives: July 2008

Corruption Endemic in Atlantic City

Philly.com (online edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News) reports that the mayor of Atlantic City was sentenced to three years probation for veterans-benefits fraud. What I find most interesting is that the city government as an overall entity

Posted in Ethics in Government

Does Fox's Acceptance of Paid Product Placement Slant News Coverage?

Oy! This little squib from the Weekly Spin (as reprinted in the Las Vegas Sun) opens all sorts of ethics questions: product placement on newscasts = censorship of news? Maybe it would be better if we simply banned product placement

Posted in Advertising, Media Ethics

Shel Encounters the President of Guatemala

July 16, 2008, Guatemala City I am sitting three rows behind the President of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, watching an interpretive performance of Mayan dance and music in a courtyard in the national palace. A few hours ago, I was in

Posted in Ethics-International, Shel's Personal Life

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