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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 15, 2013 The Banality of Systemic Evil (THE STONE)
QUOTE: Clearly, there is a moral principle at work in the actions of the leakers, whistle-blowers and hacktivists and those who support them. I would also argue that that moral principle has been clearly articulated, and it may just save us from a dystopian future. In “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” one of the most poignant and important works of 20th-century philosophy, Hannah Arendt made an observation about what she called “the banality of evil.” One interpretation of this holds that it was not an observation about what a regular guy Adolph Eichmann seemed to be, but rather a statement about what happens when people play their “proper” roles within a system....A good illustration of this phenomenon appears in “Moral Mazes,” a book by the sociologist Robert Jackall that explored the ethics of decision making within several corporate bureaucracies.
New York Times Aug 05, 2011 Ex-Lawmaker Still a Friend of Hospitals
QUOTE: House members are banned from lobbying on Capitol Hill for a year after leaving office (Mr. Pomeroy’s term ended in January), but Mr. Pomeroy, a Democrat, has teamed up with his former chief of staff, who is not subject to the restriction, as a lobbying partner.
New York Times Jun 21, 2011 Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture
QUOTE: The underlying issue, which the Supreme Court has now ratified, is Wal-Mart’s authoritarian style, by which executives pressure store-level management to squeeze more and more from millions of clerks, stockers and lower-tier managers. Indeed, the sex discrimination at Wal-Mart that drove the recent suit is the product not merely of managerial bias and prejudice, but also of a corporate culture and business model that sustains it, rooted in the company’s very beginnings.
New York Times May 21, 2011 'Shoe leather' leads to Schwarzenegger's secret son
QUOTE: Schwarzenegger's quick admission was surprising, perhaps, considering the history of the newspaper, the former governor and allegations of his misbehavior involving women.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 15, 2011 Renault Fires 2 Men Accused of Selling Corporate Secrets About Electric Vehicles
QUOTE: Renault has formally fired two of the men it has accused of espionage....While French officials have confirmed on background that investigators are following a lead related to China...
New York Times May 18, 2010 Clients Worried About Goldman’s Dueling Goals
QUOTE: Goldman’s bets against WaMu, wagers that took place even as it helped WaMu feed a housing frenzy that Goldman had already lost faith in, are examples of conflicting roles that trouble its critics and some former clients. While Goldman has legions of satisfied customers and maintains that it puts its clients first, it also sometimes appears to work against the interests of those same clients when opportunities to make trading profits off their financial troubles arise.
New York Times Sep 10, 2009 Big Brother bosses: Employers spying on staff
QUOTE: Companies have long kept a close eye on employees to maintain productivity and guard against theft. But the economic downturn has prompted some to redouble their efforts—and advances in technology have given them the means.
Economist Jul 07, 2009 In Iran, a Struggle Beyond the Streets
QUOTE: In postelection Iran, there is growing unease among many of the nation’s political and clerical elite that the very system of governance they rely on for power and privilege has been stripped of its religious and electoral legitimacy, creating a virtual dictatorship enforced by an emboldened security apparatus, analysts said.
New York Times Jun 19, 2009 Iraqi Immigrants: Refugees in a Land of No Opportunity
QUOTE: According to assistance agencies, Iraqi refugees across the country — some of whom, like the Jabers, risked violence, kidnapping and death threats for assisting U.S. forces — face the danger of homelessness in their adopted land... The government's refugee assistance system as it exists is in crisis, and is failing to meet its basic mandate to protect and serve refugees...
Time Magazine May 22, 2009 Chrysler Dealers Make Case Against Closings
QUOTE: The calls from Chrysler officials were coming nearly every day...And the message was simple: Take more cars. Many of those fighting the hardest are dealers who recently spent huge amounts of money to stay in the company’s good graces, who sacrificed their own profits to help keep the company intact...only to learn that they were the ones who would not.
New York Times Feb 10, 2009 The price of saying 'no' at work
QUOTE: Indeed, a decade or two out, halfway up the career ladder or higher, a yes-yes-yes woman will discover that she wants to start saying no sometimes. But can she? Can any woman in a fast-paced, high-powered career ever stop saying yes -- without self-destructing?
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 24, 2008 In Madoff Scandal, Jews Feel an Acute Betrayal
QUOTE: Here is a Jew accused of cheating Jewish organizations trying to help other Jews, they say, and of betraying the trust of Jews and violating the basic tenets of Jewish law. A Jew, they say, who seemed to exemplify the worst anti-Semitic stereotypes of the thieving Jewish banker....In addition to theft, the Torah discusses another kind of stealing, geneivat da’at, the Hebrew term for deception or stealing someone’s mind. “In the rabbinic mind-set, he’s guilty of two sins: one is theft, and the other is deception,” said Burton L. Visotzky, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
New York Times Nov 20, 2008 The New Old Age: Legally Responsible for Care
QUOTE: When the elderly exhaust their assets, individually or as a couple, the government steps in and pays for their long-term care. Adult children are not part of the Medicaid eligibility equation. But Medicaid is in big trouble — cutting here, squeezing there — and will be inundated when baby boomers reach old age. The staggering cost of long-term care and the explosion in the number of people who will need it has prompted a second look at filial responsibility laws as a way to deal with the impending crisis.
New York Times Nov 20, 2008 How I Slashed My Bills with Tech (Part 1): Time for some technological belt-tightening. How I cut $40 from my monthly phone bills within a few hours.
QUOTE: 1. Change your wireless carrier right now....2. Kill your land line....3. Get a bill assessment...
PC Magazine Nov 13, 2008 School Chief Takes on Tenure, and Stirs a Fight
QUOTE: Ms. Rhee has proposed spectacular raises of as much as $40,000, financed by private foundations, for teachers willing to give up tenure....Ms. Rhee said she could no longer wait for a union response to her proposal, first outlined last summer, and announced an effort to identify and fire ineffective teachers, including those with tenure.
New York Times Oct 11, 2008 Palin abused power, probe finds
QUOTE: The running mate of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been found guilty of an abuse of power, according to a state legislature probe.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) May 29, 2008 Ex-Aide Turns Critic; Chorus Strikes Back
QUOTE: As news of Mr. McClellan’s new tell-all book — in which he calls the war in Iraq a “strategic blunder” and accuses Mr. Bush of engaging in “self-deception” — dominated the airwaves, the White House and a tight-knit group of former aides pushed back. They sought to paint the former press secretary as a disgruntled man trying to redeem his own reputation after long remaining silent about concerns he is suddenly taking public.
New York Times May 21, 2008 U.S. deserter faces deportation from Canada
QUOTE: National Guard Sgt. Corey Glass, 25, says he fled to Toronto in 2006 after serving in Iraq because he did not want to fight in a war he did not support.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 03, 2008 For Black Superdelegates, Pressure to Back Obama
QUOTE: [Barack Obama's candidacy]...has driven a wedge through the black political establishment, exposing a rift between a new generation, whose members see their political horizons as limitless, and their predecessors, who have struggled to establish a following outside of heavily African American areas.
Washington Post Jan 10, 2008 Ex-CIA Official May Refuse To Testify About Videotapes
QUOTE: The [subpoena] comes as part of an escalating, three-way confrontation between Congress, the Justice Department and a group of former CIA officials involved in the decision to destroy the videotapes, which showed the use of harsh interrogation tactics on two suspected al-Qaeda operatives in 2002.
Washington Post Dec 15, 2007 Bill would ban military slot machines
QUOTE: A bill in Congress seeks to eliminate military slot machines overseas that take in $130 million a year, mostly from soldiers. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tennessee, named the bill after Army Warrant Officer Aaron Walsh, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot who became addicted to gambling on military slot machines.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 04, 2007 Study Finds Gaps Between Doctors' Standards and Actions: Physicians Think They Should Report Errors and Incompetence -- but Say They Often Do Not
QUOTE: The first-of-its-kind survey of more than 1,600 physicians, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that 45 percent said they did not always report an incompetent or impaired colleague to the appropriate authorities -- even though 96 percent agreed that doctors should turn in such people.
Washington Post Nov 27, 2007 Lawyers step up to help veterans gratis
QUOTE: The approach marks the first time since the Civil War that attorneys have been recruited in large numbers to represent veterans. The lawyers hope their legal expertise will speed consideration of claims and result in better benefits for veterans, Stichman says.
USA TODAY Nov 19, 2007 Study Finds Higher Costs for Caregivers of Elderly
QUOTE: The survey was conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving, a research and policy organization, and Evercare, a division of the UnitedHealth Group, which coordinates long-term care for 150,000 clients. The report urges government assistance for family caregivers, whether through tax deductions, tax credits or other stipends.
New York Times Nov 16, 2007 Wounded warriors face home-front battle with VA
QUOTE: His story is one example of how medical advances in the battlefield have outpaced the home front. Many wounded veterans return home feeling that the VA system, specifically its 62-year-old disability ratings system, has failed them.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 05, 2007 Thompson Defends Fundraiser With Criminal Record: Candidate Says He Wishes Adviser Had Told Him of Old Arrests Earlier
QUOTE: Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson said yesterday that he wishes one of his key fundraisers had told him earlier about past drug trafficking and bookmaking arrests because, even though they occurred more than two decades ago, "nothing is ever over and done with and forgotten about in this business."
Washington Post Aug 28, 2007 Few Iraqis Reach Safe U.S. Havens Despite Program
QUOTE: To that end, the administration has set up a special program for a small number of Iraqis, which gives preferential treatment to full-time employees of the American Embassy, about 125 in Baghdad, and to 500 interpreters by allowing them to skip the lengthy United Nations refugee process once they leave Iraq.
New York Times Jul 18, 2007 Army to Train Soldiers About Brain Injuries, Other Mental Health Concerns
QUOTE: The Army plans to begin a program today to educate every soldier about traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The rare effort to break the perceived stigma within the military on mental health problems comes as increasingly more troops return from battle with serious but undiagnosed conditions.
Washington Post Jul 12, 2007 Silent Flag Protest Raises Outcry
QUOTE: [Beth] Hammer contends displaying the U.S. flag upside down is her First Amendment right .... The Cambridge Park Homeowners Association...doesn't agree with Hammer's perspective.
Denver Post May 13, 2007 In Private Sector, Giuliani Parlayed Fame Into Wealth: Candidate's Firm Has Taken On Controversial Executives, Clients
QUOTE: On Dec. 7, 2001, nearly three months after the terrorist attack that had made him a national hero and a little over three weeks before he would leave office, New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took the first official step toward making himself rich.... Giuliani, grounded in the intricately connected world of New York politics, has been more than adept at making the system work for his clients.
Washington Post May 02, 2007 Harman Buyout Hinged on Option to Buy In: Firm's Founder Wanted To Protect Its Investors
QUOTE: By the time Harman's board of directors approved the sale last month, a new form of private equity was born, allowing ordinary investors in public companies to keep a piece of the business after it is bought out and taken private....Harman said. "From the beginning, I was determined to align myself with the shareholders. Thus, I wanted and was offered no deal different from what any other shareholder would get."
Washington Post Apr 20, 2007 Infidelity is in the air for road warriors
QUOTE: While no one has specifically studied business travel and infidelity, academics and therapists say cheating is probably more prevalent on the road than close to home. And the heightened exposure of business travelers to the possibility of infidelity increases the prospects that they and their employers could be left to air the details of their affairs in the courts or in the press.
USA TODAY Mar 15, 2007 Army pledges to investigate injured troop charge: In a defense appropriations hearing, Sen. Patty Murray demanded that military leaders respond to Salon's article about medical reclassification of inj
QUOTE: Top Army officials pledged during a Senate hearing Wednesday to investigate whether a brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division is dispatching injured troops to Iraq as part of the so-called surge into Baghdad, Iraq.
Salon Feb 18, 2007 Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility
QUOTE: Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses
Washington Post Dec 02, 2006 For Iran's Isolated HIV Patients, Outreach and Treatment
QUOTE: Iranian families often ostracize their sons and daughters with HIV, casting them out into the street or treating them as strangers in their homes.
Washington Post Nov 29, 2006 Police shootings and New York: lessons learned
QUOTE: From Cincinnati to Atlanta to Los Angeles... fumbled political reactions to a charge of police misconduct - whether it was the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles or the 2001 shooting of a young black man in Cincinnati - have taught lessons about the importance of reaching out, urging calm, and dealing with nothing but the facts.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 11, 2006 The Mercurial Manners of Media Moguls: Titans like Viacom's Sumner Redstone hire and fire at their own pleasure—just ask Tom Freston, Mel Karmazin, and Frank Biondi
QUOTE: one skill they don't teach in business school is the care and feeding of the media mogul/owner. And they are a peculiar breed, these larger-than-life corporate titans. For Redstone and fellow moguls like News Corp. (NWS ) Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Liberty Media (LCAPA ) Chairman John Malone, the business is inextricably tangled with their own personal images—and family fortunes.
BusinessWeek Aug 26, 2006 An Eye for Cool, and Cash: In the Hunt to Fill 'Social News' Web Sites, Contributors Now Compete
QUOTE: "PAYING PEOPLE to submit stories to a social news site is just plain wrong," wrote someone....Jay Adelson, chief executive of Digg, which helped pioneer the social news format with a focus on tech-related news, said his Web site will not pay contributors because he fears that will disrupt its online community.
Washington Post Aug 21, 2006 Screwed for Sure
QUOTE: The rumor mill is still buzzing about Microsoft's new Zune digital music player....the revelation that Microsoft's own Zune player will not support their stores despite this longstanding partnership...must feel like a serious betrayal of trust..
Wired Aug 13, 2006 Hey, Partner, Where Are My Miles?
QUOTE: hough many travelers aren't aware of airline partnerships, dozens of carriers around the globe have joined forces to offer mileage credit for flying with their partners....In theory, it's a great way to bolster your frequent-flier balances and gain elite status; in practice, according to travelers and frequent-flier experts, it's sometimes difficult to get the miles.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2006 More air passengers getting bumped
QUOTE: Airline passengers in the USA are getting bumped off flights more frequently than at any time in the last six years...
USA TODAY Aug 01, 2006 Cingular to Charge $5 Per Month to Force Upgrades
QUOTE: In an effort to get customers upgrading to newer and snazzier phones...The $5 mandatory fee will generate approximately $23.5 million every month for Cingular.
DailyTech Jul 12, 2006 Indicted Ex-KPMG Employees Sue Company for Legal Fees
QUOTE: Sixteen former employees of accounting firm KPMG have sued to compel the company to advance their legal fees and expenses in connection with a federal probe of an illegal tax shelter scheme...They claim that this previously uncontested practice created a "reasonable expectation" that legal fees and expenses would be advanced...
Law.com Jun 28, 2006 Policy on Legal Fees Excessive, Judge Says: He Criticizes 'Zeal' Of Justice Dept.
QUOTE: A Justice Department policy that warns companies against paying legal bills for employees under investigation violated the workers' constitutional rights...
Washington Post May 14, 2006 Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied to Congress: Friends Say McCarthy Learned of Denials About Detainees' Treatment
QUOTE: ...another CIA officer -- the agency's deputy inspector general...was startled to hear what she considered an outright falsehood...during the discussion of legislation that would constrain the CIA's interrogations. That CIA officer was Mary O. McCarthy, 61, who was fired on April 20 for allegedly sharing classified information with journalists...
Washington Post Dec 23, 2005 Agenda at FCC Depends On Powers of Persuasion: Martin's Negotiating Skills Face Tests in Coming Year
QUOTE: In the nine months since he became chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin J. Martin has pushed through a series of decisions that have made the country's largest phone companies even bigger and, in the view of critics, made it harder for smaller companies to compete with them.
Washington Post Nov 18, 2005 Army to Halt Call-Ups of Inactive Soldiers: Thousands on Reserve List Seek Delay or Exemption on Return to Active Duty
QUOTE: The Army has suspended plans to expand an unwieldy, 16-month-old program to call up inactive soldiers for military duty, after thousands have requested delays or exemptions or failed to show up.
Washington Post Sep 23, 2005 Vatican Readies Policy on Gay Priests:Document to Forbid Ordination but Not Clearly Define 'Homosexual'
QUOTE: ...the document's symbolic impact is already rippling through the Roman Catholic Church and beyond, hailed by some as a much-needed antidote to a gay clerical subculture and derided by others as a misguided attempt to blame homosexuals for the church's pedophilia scandals.
Washington Post Sep 06, 2005 FEMA Director Singled Out by Response Critics
QUOTE: ...politicians and officials in both parties have derided Brown's qualifications to head the nation's chief disaster-response agency ....
Washington Post Aug 01, 2005 DeFede and Beyond: Second Chance Ethics
QUOTE: An increasing number of news organizations today waste little time with journalists who fail to follow their ethical codes or rules. An infraction often brings termination. And there seems to be few second chances.
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