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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior
"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for. Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece).
News & Updates
July 14, 2021 Google fined €500m by French competition authoritySource: BBC
Google has been hit with a €500m (£427m) fine by France's competition authority for failing to negotiate "in good faith" with news organisations over the use of their content.
Source: CNN Business
The European Commission has fined Volkswagen Group and BMW $1 billion for colluding with Daimler to hold back the development of technology that could have reduced harmful emissions from their vehicles.
Robinhood is being ordered to pay about $70 million for harming millions of customers. It's the largest penalty ever imposed by Wall Street's self-regulator.
Research & Insights
June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulationSource: South China Morning Post
Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...
February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to ExtinctionSource: Live Science
According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction
February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thoughtSource: MarketWatch
Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Commentary & Opinion
April 28, 2021 Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainabilitySource: Genetic Literacy Project
Under the guise of promoting industry transparency or protecting the environment, these organizations continually spread falsehoods about pesticides, biotech crops and related technologies, often with substantial financial...
Source: CNN Business
In his annual shareholder letter Wednesday, Dimon wrote that the Covid-19 pandemic, the "horrific murder" of George Floyd and the painfully slow economic growth of the past two decades are all symptoms of a broader problem:...
Last month, an internal survey done by a group of first year analysts at Goldman Sachs found that most junior bankers are suffering from burnout and demanding hours. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon joined "Squawk Box" on Tuesday...
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