Thou Shalt Not Steal: BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson, and the Argument Against Plagiarism

Thou Shalt Not Steal by Don Hankins

A polemic against plagiarism—from the Ethics Editor of The Good Men Project.

Dear Walmart, Re: Camp Dachau Gate Poster

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An inquiry into the motives behind Walmart’s marketing of Camp Dachau atrocity.

First, Take Your Own Advice


“Fake it til you make it” is the rallying cry of those far too interested in selling you something subpar instead of doing something that matters.

The ‘Cowboy Code’ of Gene Autry

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1. A cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.

The Truth About Honesty

The Truth About Honesty by Chuck Hagel

Many people confuse honesty and truth. The Good Men Project’s Ethics Editor swears he knows the difference.

Men Standing Up: Dismantling Ethics’ Bad Rap


Paddy Murray takes a look at why ethics can often be viewed negatively—even criticized outrightly—through three key factors.

‘It’s For Your Own Good’ – When Abuse Masquerades as Motivation


Research explains the degree to which emotional pain does, in fact, hurt us. Dixie Gillaspie explains this everyday abuse.

Honesty Test: How Many People Return the Wallet Lying on the Ground? [Video]

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A young man in a hoodie deliberately drops a wallet on the ground 50 times as a part of a videotaped social experiment. How many of those 50 people do you think return the wallet to him?

Are You Having Ethical Sex?

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Nina Funnell challenges her students – and others – to think through their sexual behavior and ask themselves, “Is this ethical?”.

Does Religion Make a Life of Reason Impossible?


Pastor Jim Rigby explores whether religion should be more about living and less about believing.

3 Ways To Respond To A Rape Joke


Despite being a survivor herself, Amy Logan had no idea how to respond to people who made rape jokes around her. Then she found a way.

Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings


Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

The False Construction of Binary Thinking and the Doublespeak of “Individualism”

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The “Libertarian” battle cry of “liberty” and “freedom” through “personal responsibility” sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged “liberty” and “freedom”?

Ethics Don’t Sell

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Gene Del Vecchio believes our understanding of ethical behavior is one of the major concerns in this day and age. There’s only one problem: Ethics don’t sell.

“Have we become obsessed with skeleton’s in everyone’s closets?”


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“Shouldn’t a Gentleman be Primarily Concerned with Doing the Right Thing?”


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