Monthly Archives: September 2008

McCain Gets REALLY Bizarre

For months, of course, the McCain campaign has been an embarrassing collection of blunders, bloopers, mean-spirited ad hominem attacks, and recantation of everything he used to claim to stand for. But the last few days make me wonder if he

Posted in Politics

Not THIS Bailout!

Yikes! Seven hundred billion of our tax dollars to bail out Wall Street–and that’s on top of what’s already been spent on Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AIG. That’s $700,000,000,000. Now, I might support a bailout if we

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Business Ethics, Social and Economic Justice

My Dog Knows More About Foreign Policy Than McCain or Palin

Maybe I should run my dog for president. He understands a few things about foreign policy that McCain and Pallin apparently don’t: Start a conversation with diplomacy: in a dog’s case, sniffing butts. Ask for what you actually want, and not what your pollsters tell you. Being friendly wins you friends. And in imitation of Theodore Roosevelt, speak softly and carry a big stick–he likes to run down the mountain with his mouth wrapped around logs of six or eight feet.

Posted in Politics

Protect Freedom of Assembly Durig the Inauguration

Apparently there’s a serious proposal on the table to limit public access to Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day, and sell space to the highest bidders as corporate sponsors. This is what I wrote on the comment page: The First Amendment

Posted in Ethics in Government, Social and Economic Justice

Palin & Email: Ethics Conundrums on Both Sides

I have just as big an ethical bone to pick with the site that unmasked her.: it listed the emails of her correspondents, in big print, and in hackable form.

I’m sorry, but it is not anybody’s right to have the personal e-mails of her kids and others who corresponded with Sarah Palin.

Posted in Ethics in Government, Media Ethics, Politics, Web 2.0/Social Media

Ethics Could Have Avoided The Collapse of Lehman, Merrill Lynch

I can’t help wondering–would Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and other fallen giants be in such trouble if they’d followed common-sense ethical principles? My award-winning sixth book, Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First, suggests a number of reasons to say

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Business Ethics

Massive UNREPORTED Anti-Palin Protest in Anchorage

How come we’re not hearing about this in the mainstream press? An on-the-scene blogger (and an articulate one who obviously has some journalism training) called it “the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state.” She’s got photos

Posted in media-general, Politics, Uncategorized

Are They For or Against Eco-Driving?

Here’s another entry in the Alice-In-Wonderland contradictions of our world: An auto-industry trade group, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, launched a national campaign to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, caled Eco-Driving. All well and good–except that this is the

Posted in Business Ethics, Energy & Sustainability

Of Lipstick on Pigs and McCain's Dirty Politics

So Obama used the phrase “lipstick on a pig.” He’s used it before and so has McCain, according to this morning’s NPR news report. In fact, they both used it long before Palin was on the scene. It’s old and

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics

Blocking Traffic is NOT Terrorism!

The week of attacks on First Amendment freedom in the streets of St Paul is finally over–a shameful episode in American history. But the legal struggles have only just begun. I’ve already referred to the riot charges brought up against

Posted in Politics, Social and Economic Justice

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