Monthly Archives: September 2013

Social Media and Professional Ethics

Access to the Internet is everywhere. Communication and privileged information is now at our fingertips. Do we as professionals have a responsibility to help our industry by establishing a Code of Ethics? For example, within the behavioral healthcare industry, social … Continue reading

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Role of Business According to the Social Responsibility Perspective

There are several business concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Baron reflects on two.  The first is Milton Friedman’s Profit Maximization.  Friedman’s views are based on the basic economic principle that the role of business within society is to “generate … Continue reading

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Corporate Accountability and Responsibility

The Enron scandal became public in 2001 and was followed by a long list of corporations that conducted unethical and illegal activities that negatively impacted the lives of millions of shareholders.  Kenneth Lay, founder of Enron, developed a management team … Continue reading

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CEO Compensation

According to the Summary of Legislation Proposed, Enacted and under Discussion, prepared by the institute for Policy Studies, disproportionate salaries for executives first became a concern in the early 1980s, about the same time that deep cuts in the top … Continue reading

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Role and Constitutional Foundation of News Media

What role does the news media play in our political system, and what are its constitutional foundations? Under a democratic government with a free press, the news media plays a powerful role because it shapes our view into the political … Continue reading

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