Category Archives: Ethics

Sanction Russian World Cup and Olympic Athletes to Send a Message to Putin

In March 1980, former President Jimmy Carter announced sanctions against the Soviet Union and a boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against its invasion of Afghanistan. “We call for the moving of the Olympics or the delay of the Olympics for at least a year, until Soviet troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, or the… Read More

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The American Interest: Column Why Tech Giants Must be Reined In

Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities. The internet, or “Information Superhighway,” transformed the world by connecting people and information quickly. Unfortunately, that storied road is now littered with dangerous drivers, hazards, and highwaymen ready to pounce on unwitting travelers—and police are few and far between. The… Read More

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Gergiev Concert Nov. 13 in DC Should be Cancelled for his Pro-Putin Position

Why Are Taxpayers Funding a Russian Propaganda Concert in Washington? BY DIANE FRANCIS Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) awards Mariinsky Theatre’s Artistic Director Valery Gergiev during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool In April 2015, Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa was to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with… Read More

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Tech Threatens Society, Must Be Reined In Immediately

Unsupervised Tech Media has been hijacked by Russia, white supremacists & fraudsters — it’s time to rein them in Diane Francis: Google took content from newspapers (and networks) without paying for it, then took their advertisers. Social media like Facebook and Twitter and others did the same — but none of them have assumed legal… Read More

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Facebook’s unethical business model

Why there’s nothing to like about Facebook’s ethically-challenged, troublesome business model Diane Francis: It’s obvious that the U.S. and Canada should follow the European example of curbing Facebook’s bad practices and protect the privacy of their citizens It’s been a tough week for Facebook Inc. as it capitulated to U.S. Congressional pressure and handed over… Read More

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Laws Flouted by B.C. politicians

Canada’s constitution and federal system is almost as dysfunctional as America’s, only different. Last week, a national tragedy continued thanks to newly elected politicians and others in British Columbia who have about as much respect for the rule of law as does President Donald Trump. On July 25, the province’s $36-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG)… Read More

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Illicit Financial Flows: The Unchecked Scourge of the World

The Canada-US Law Institute panel on money laundering and the fact that it is the “scourge of the world” that threatens democracies and capitalism involving myself and Josee Nadeau. Panel is linked here and the panel — with its background and my hard-hitting presentation as to the fact that the lawyers must have “know your client”… Read More

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