Case Study for Use to Teach Ethics of the Coronavirus

Ethics and the Coronavirus I am the author of a textbook on Accounting Ethics (see below). I prepared the case below for accounting instructors to teach students about the ethical issues surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. For additional information, including suggested answers to the questions, contact me at: steve@ethicssage.com.... Read more →


The Ethics of Paying a Salary to College Student-Athletes

Is Trading on the Names and Likeness a Good Thing? According to a recent survey of 2,501 college students by platform College Pulse, a majority of students support initiatives to pay college athletes and overwhelmingly support allowing student-athletes to profit off their name and image. Here are the results: 38%... Read more →


Should We Be Concerned That Colleges and Universities are Leasing Facilities?

Unintended Consequences of Public-Private P3 Relationships Recently it was reported that colleges and universities are leasing their campus facilities. Dartmouth University was mentioned as one that is looking for off-campus help building a new heating system and running it. In so doing, Dartmouth joins a growing list of academic institutions... Read more →


A Culture of Cheating in Society

Cheating in College Begets Cheating in the Workplace A new study from San Francisco State University reports that cheaters in college are more tolerant of those who cheat in the workplace. According to the study’s co-author, Foo Nin Ho, “If [students] have this attitude while they’re in school – that... Read more →


The Cancel Culture on College Campuses

Is Free Speech in Jeopardy? What does it mean to “cancel” someone? No, it’s not to cancel a transaction you did online. Today it means to diminish someone’s significance as an influencer by personal boycott, public shaming, or simply shunning them. We call it the “cancel culture,” or” call-out culture.”... Read more →