82% of professionals say they'd take a lower-paying job to work for an organization with more ethical business practices. This is just one of the reasons to offer ethics training for employees.
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The season finale gets the one thing Star Trek is famous for — ethics — completely wrong. Life is full of dilemmas whose solutions seem paradoxical. To obtain peace, you must prepare for war. […]
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While Americans are more likely to vote for a gay candidate than an atheist, there has been an uptick in the percentage of those who say that their presidential choice’s faith plays no role in their decision — about six out of 10 Americans currently take that view.
If your college-bound kid attended public high school, he/she probably didn't receive any sort of education related to personal finance. It's on you, as parent, to guide them toward making smart choices as an adult.
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