Ethics Unwrapped Blog

Marco de referencia ético

Un marco de referencia ético describe como nuestras respuestas a ciertas situaciones, incluyendo nuestros juicios éticos, son impactados simplemente por como vemos esas situaciones, o como esas situaciones vienen siendo planteadas.

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Incrementalismo

También conocido por el nombre de la “pendiente resbaladiza,” el incrementalismo describe como inconscientemente bajamos nuestros estándares éticos a lo largo del tiempo a través de pequeños cambios en nuestras acciones.

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Sesgo de Exceso de Confianza

El sesgo de exceso de confianza es nuestra tendencia a confiar mas en nuestra habilidad de actuar éticamente de lo que es objetivamente justificable por nuestra habilidades y carácter moral.

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The Atlanta School District Scandal

I was recently asked to give an ethics talk to a group of high school principals in training.  For a time my mother was a public school teacher and a principal, and in my mind these people are to be greatly admired.  Although a recent survey found teachers to be a pretty happy and satisfied […]

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Jailing Unethical Executives

Financial journalist Bethany McLean has co-written two of the best books on recent financial scandals—The Smartest Guys in the Room about the Enron debacle and All the Devils Are Here about the subprime mess.  In her blog, McLean recently addressed the question: “Does Jailing Executives Make Much Difference?” Judging from public reaction, jailing white collar […]

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Is S&P the next Enron?

In a recent New York Times column, Floyd Norris noted in detail the obvious similarities between the downfall of Arthur Andersen during the Enron debacle and the recent troubles of Standard & Poor’s and other credit rating agencies (CRAs). Arthur Andersen was in an inherent conflict-of-interest situation.  Like all auditors, it was paid by its […]

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