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I’ve blogged many times before about whistleblowing including whether it is an ethical action. Some would say that whistleblowing is a courageous act to right a wrong and because the whistleblower may be discriminated against for coming forward and/or suffer the penalty of bein...

Elder fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse. Broadly defined, financial elder abuse is when someone illegally or improperly uses a vulnerable senior's money or other property. Most states now have laws that make elder financial abuse a crime and provide ways to help...

Most Americans believe marijuana should be allowed for medical purposes, with a majority of the states passing such laws. However, only eight states and D.C. have passed laws permitting its use for recreational purposes. The numbers are likely to grow given the results of a Gal...

Government regulations, whistleblower protections, GAAP reporting standards, and internal control requirements are meaningless and not worth the paper they are written on if what has been promised is not done. A healthy financial reporting system depends on the enforcement of l...

Who should be held responsible for the security breach at Equifax? Who should be punished for the breach that could have affected as many as 143 million people? Most would say the management. No argument there. The external auditors had a role to play as well and should be held...

January 18, 2017

Honesty + Trust = Integrity

Integrity is one of the fundamental values of an ethical person. To be a person of integrity means to be honest and trustworthy. Honesty entails more than being truthful. Telling an untruth is a lie by commission. Failing to disclose information anoth...

October 25, 2016

Closing our Eyes to the True Meaning of the Message

 “Shooting the messenger” is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of blaming the bearer of bad news.

Wells Fargo

During a recent Congressional investigation, we learned that six former Wells Fargo workers were retaliated...

February 16, 2016

Reversing the Trend of Corporate Inversion and Noncompetitive Tax Policies

We’ve all heard presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arguing that “the business model of Wall Street is fraud”. Claiming our capitalistic system creates “corporate welfare”. Critics claim this is nonsens...

December 28, 2015

Investment Firms Create the Next Risky Financial Product à la Collateral Debt Obligations

We’ve been there before. The movie “The Big Short” explains how and why the financial services industry helped to bring down our economy during 2007-2008. Banks took home mortgage loan...

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