Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ethics in everyday life

These days we are surrounded by lapses of ethics. Frankly, I suspect that they have always occurred, but were less visible. However, as a result, people see poor role models every day. We see authors such as James Frey, Clifford Irving and many others fabricate material they claimed was non-fiction. Today we read that David Edmondson, CEO of Radio Shack, fabricated a degree. Well, he was not original, Ron Zarella, CEO of Bausch & Lomb fabricated one, and even though it was discovered in 2002, he remains CEO. So, while it is one thing to see a leader in the community, fabricating a key fact, we see that the people in the community don't seem to care. It makes it more difficult to hold young people to a higher standard.

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