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Conflicts of Interest

Jillian Berman

Why You Should Be Wary Of Egg Freezing As A Ticket To 'Having It All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business

Despite all of the hype, egg freezing isn't a fool-proof plan for women hoping to stave off motherhood while they climb the corporate ladder. The m...

U.S. Foreign Policy Manipulation via Media Is Systemic, Warns Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Till Bruckner

Foreign policy pundits have had a rough time recently in Washington, D.C.

Federal Judges Admit Conflicts Of Interests, Leaving Litigants Reeling

Center For Public Integrity | Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

When Linda Wolicki-Gables and her husband appealed a lawsuit all the way to the second-highest court in the nation against Johnson & Johnson over a ma...

Before Academics Complain About Conflicts of Interest, They Should Disclose Their Own

Nell Minow | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

Academics are influential, because they are perceived as uniquely able to evaluate all sides with equal rigor, free from bias or obligation. If that is to continue, they must be completely transparent about their sources of funding.

Founders as Directors Must Avoid Self-Dealing

Brad Reid | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

An assertion that the directors failed to exercise proper oversight requires proof that the directors failed to create an information system or controls or, having an information system, consciously failed to monitor corporate operations.

How to Fight Fear and Restore Trust in Medicine

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

With my disclosure, I am holding myself publicly accountable to my patients. I am saying that I don't have anything to hide from you. I know you are vulnerable, but I'll be vulnerable with you. This is a partnership. We're in this together.

A Big Problem: Pundits With Major Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Media

Many of the pundits who commented on a potential war with Syria had major conflicts of interest that were not disclosed to viewers and readers, accord...

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

During former Citigroup executive Jack Lew's recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary, some people were troubled to learn that the big bank had promised him special financial awards if he left to take a job in the government. But a review by POGO shows that Lew's deal with Citi was no anomaly.

Lynne Peeples

Governing Fracking Or Fracking Government? Watchdogs Question Conflicts Of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

After facing heat from fellow residents of Red Wing, Minn., over his ties with an industry group intent on increasing frac sand mining in the state, t...

Observations Concerning Distinguishing Facts, Opinions, Lies, and Distortions

Brad Reid | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Brad Reid

Mixing-up fact, opinion, lies, and distortions may seem to be a short-term path to business or political success, but in the long term the informational system will collapse.

Why You Lie...And Why You Should Stop

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty

Feeling tense or melancholy? Got a sore throat or headache? Now: How many times have you stretched the truth this week? A new study finds lying is lin...

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

Ann Romney's Blind Trust Invested In Controversial Sex Site Via Goldman

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

By Greg Roumeliotis NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - A blind trust in the name of Ann Romney, wife of Republican U.S. pre...

Controversial DARPA Chief Regina Dugan Bolts for Job With Google

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By JOE NEWMAN Cross-posted on POGO's blog. Regina Dugan's tenure at the Department of Defense's shadowy research arm is apparently over with news that...

Zach Carter

Republican Financial Regulator Goes Crying To OMB

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a signal that partisan squabbling in the nation's capital may be reaching new levels of rancor, a key Republican regulator is pursuin...

An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

I've read your report on hydraulic fracturing, and I couldn't find anything that proposes requiring compensation for people who might experience damage to their property, contamination of their water, or adverse health affects.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Education Columnist Provides Favorable Coverage To For-Profit College Company Owned By WaPo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

It's pretty normal to see Washington Post contributors loosening their thought bowels to evangelize in favor of for-profit colleges. After all, one of...

Non-profit Directors Face Personal Liability

Brad Reid | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, In re Lemington Home for the Aged, is a reminder to nonprofit corporation direc...

Five Questions For Avoiding Religious Follies

Brad Reid | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

There is a never ending parade of financial and religious follies. This does not mean that one should have nothing to do with money or religion. Here are five questions to ask in the religious arena.

Williams/O'Reilly

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

There's a very old fable of unknown origin that goes something like this... A scorpion comes upon a river and asks a friendly frog for a ride to the ...

CEO Cover Stories For Dummies

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Serchuk

You have finally gotten access to the hottest CEO in CorporateLand™. One lauded as a genius by paid PR flaks, desperate editors and, critically, other publications. This is your big chance, don't blow it!

Jason Linkins

Aryn Baker, Time Magazine's Afghanistan Reporter, Failed To Disclose Conflict Of Interest: NY Observer [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Aryn Baker, the reporter who provided Time magazine with its attention-grabbing July 29 cover story on the war in Afghanistan had a significant, and previously undisclosed, conflict of interest.