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The Demand of Accountability: Secretary Mattis

The military had a botched mission in Niger.  Four Green Berets were killed.  The team had been left in desolate Africa without support and adequate equipment.  They were killed by Islamic State fighters. Following an investigation and report, several junior … Continue reading

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Mayor DeBlasio’s NYC Ethical Circus His Honor DeBlasio has managed to preside over quite an ethical circus in the Big Apple. There is the lead paint problem in public housing, allowed to go unaddressed because of inspection lapses and serious … Continue reading

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Too Big for their Breeches @ “Sixty Minutes” and CBS The CBS Board hired two law firms to look into whether it had grounds for firing Les Moonves, its former CEO.  The grounds-for-firing piece is an important deal because $120 … Continue reading

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When Irish Eyes Are on Customers’ and Company Property

The chief operating officer for Are Lingus told Ireland’s Sunday Independent that Are Lingus employees are stealing “many millions.” The employees are stealing customers’ property as well as company stock. Little did the employees know that the airline had posted … Continue reading

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Bayada Home Health Care CEO Gives $20 mil to Employees

Mark Baiada, the founder of Bayada Home Health Care, announced at an employee luncheon that he was giving employees $20 million from his personal funds. New hires will get $50 and some of the long-term employees will be getting five … Continue reading

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89% of Parents Admit Hiding Snacks So That They Can Enjoy Them First

The little cherubs just scarf those things up! But, we teach our children to, “Be nice. Share!” Do what I say, not what I do.

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Ex-President of Michigan State Charged with Lying About Nassar Gymnast Investigations

Lou Anna K. Simon, former president of Michigan State, was charged with two felony counts of lying to investigators. The investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar (the USA Gymnastics team physician) resulted in criminal conviction … Continue reading

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More Shenanigans Found at USA Gymnastics

The Indianapolis office of the FBI was headed by Jay Abbott. That office declined to investigate gymnasts’ sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, the longtime physician for the USA Gymnastics women’s team. The refusal to investigate is now the focus … Continue reading

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Bonuses When Execs Run Sears into Bankruptcy Court

The Sears story just gets curiouser and curiouser. Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The former chairman and CEO, Edward Lampert, resigned from those positions because his hedge fund, ESL Investments, Inc. is the only bidder for the purchase … Continue reading

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Carlos Ghosn: CEO of Nissan and Renault Arrested; How Are the Mighty Fallen?

Ghosn’s co-chairman at Nissan said of the charges of using company money for personal expenses and under-reporting his earnings, “Looking back, the concentration of power was something we needed to deeply reflect on.” Actually, you just needed to audit the … Continue reading

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Louisville: Communication of Standards in Hiring and Firing

The clearest messages that an organization sends come through hirings, firings, promotions, bonuses, and all items HR. What organizations tout and say actually matter very little when it comes to ethical culture. What they do is who they are. Enter … Continue reading

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Contrasts: A Senseless Act & A Senseless Act of Courtesy

Over the past month, the Barometer noted two articles that presented a stunning contrast. The first, by Bob Greene, in the October 20-21, 2018 Wall Street Journal. Mr. Greene told a story that unfolded during a Sunday morning walk. An … Continue reading

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The Tesla Purchasing Manager, $9.3 Million Embezzlement, & Internal Controls

A federal grand jury had indicted former Tesla purchasing manager, Salil Parulekar, for operating a $9.3 million embezzlement scheme. In a nutshell, here’s what happened: 1. Mr. Parulekar, part of Tesla’s supply management group, was in charge of Tesla’s relationships … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Turns Down $3.5 Million for Saudi Tournament

Although the media coverage seems determined to attribute Tiger Woods’s decision to decline $3.5 million to play in a Saudi tournament to age factors, more than a few of us have been able to drag our old bones out for … Continue reading

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