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Donald Trump and the Ethics of Truth

First it’s the Mexicans and now it’s the Muslims – it seems that one thing Donald Trump is good at is finding a tender spot of discontentment in a segment of the American psyche and exploiting it.  It would be wrong of me to say that there are those who feel a protectionist feeling supported by the idea that all jobs should be kept at home so “build the wall” or that Muslims are Donald Trumppredisposed to dislike the west so “keep them out.”  Trump knows how to push a “button” and push it he does.

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Political Ethics, politics, Presidential Politics and tagged , , , ,

Lindsey Graham and the Ethics of Judgment

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Lindsey Graham political ethics

Normally, I can’t say that I gush over political commentary, but CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp helped to encapsulate something for me I’ve been feeling for quite some time. In her piece for CNN (June 5, 2015) “Yes, Lindsey Graham is a bachelor. Who cares?” Cupp starts to explore the topic of tags and labels and she is spot-on the money.

As a disclaimer (I guess, another tag), Cupp is a Republican, Conservative and female. Lindsey Graham is also a Republican and Conservative – with a slight wrinkle: he is a bachelor and is considering a run for president. At this point I had better introduce a few facts:

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Political Ethics, Presidential Politics and tagged , , , ,

The Ethics of Apple Pie!

In August of 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act. Though the budget numbers are staggering, well into the trillions of dollars, the essence of the deal was simple. The 2011 agreement allowed the debt ceiling to be raised twice in 2011 to avoid a government shutdown –and then the good folks we send to Washington, D.C. further agreed to reduce spending money in 2013. According to Jeanne Sahadi writing for CNN Money, August 2, 2011, the spending reduction called for $2.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade.  This is our Congress in action leading “ethically” and kicking the can down the street in order to avoid the pain of fixing the problem we all face.  As a business ethics speaker, I have to say, “I expected better!”ethics

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Bailout, ethics, Ethics - Political, Government Bailout, Political Ethics, President Obama, Presidential Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , ,