• Lauren Bloom is an interfaith minister and attorney who focuses on professional and personal integrity. Her career has been devoted to helping business professionals earn and maintain the trust of their clients, cutomers, colleagues and associates. An internationally-recognized expert on business and professional ethics, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker across North America and in Europe.

    Lauren lives in Springfield, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

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    Torture Is Beneath Us

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    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s alleged use of torture is, in a word, appalling.  I’ve tried to read it, but some of the interrogation practices it describes are more than I can handle.  Consequently, this … Continue reading

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    How Wall Street Killed Eric Garner

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    Last night, I witnessed the chokehold death of Eric Garner.  My fondness for television shows like Castle and Criminal Minds has familiarized me with dramatic death scenes.  But this was no staged drama.  It was the last moments of a real person’s life, … Continue reading

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    How Just Is Our Legal System?

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    Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury assigned to review the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown had declined to bring criminal charges against police officer Darren Wilson, the man who killed him.  There’s … Continue reading

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    Is Your Pizza Topped with Cruelty?

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    Frequent readers of this blog know that I have no use for industries that derive their money from cruelty, whether to people or animals.  I’m writing today to help publicize what appear to be particularly abusive conditions at the dairy … Continue reading

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    People > Profits? You bet!

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    Workers in Pennsylvania made headlines last week when they walked out of a Chipotle restaurant near Penn State.  They left a sign on the door blaming “borderline sweatshop conditions” for their decision to leave and featuring the phrase “People>Profits.”  The sign … Continue reading

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    Blame the hackers, not the hacked!

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    The media’s been all aflutter over the recent hacking and posting of nude photos of various actresses and female athletes.  Accusatory fingers are pointing in every direction, but especially at Apple and other companies that allow customers to keep confidential … Continue reading

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    Mental Health Matters More than Profits

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    It feels as though the world is in mourning today for Robin Williams, comedian, actor, writer, and philanthropist extraordinaire.  Any fan could have told you that he’d suffered from bouts of depression and struggles with substance addiction.  After all, he … Continue reading

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    Is the American Dream Becoming a Myth?

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    This morning, NPR provided a stunning report on how the circumstances of children’s birth determine their futures.  In the forthcoming book The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood, researchers from Johns Hopkins University report … Continue reading

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    Would your employees strike to keep you?

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    Employees of the Market Basket supermarket chain in Massachusetts captured international attention when they went on strike to demand the return of the company’s CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas.  According to news reports, Mr. Demoulas, a generous soul who insisted on … Continue reading

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    Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers Was Great – But It Shouldn’t Be Necessary

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    President Obama made history this week when he signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination against federal workers and government contract employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual.  This executive order fills in gaps left by the one President Clinton … Continue reading

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      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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