• 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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    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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    Great ethics prevent lawsuits

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    It was fun for me to contribute to a recent article on LawCrossing.com titled, “Top Questions Clients Should Ask Attorneys But Don’t.”  Several contributors focused on the questions a client should ask an attorney before committing to hire them about qualifications, … Continue reading

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    The Three Things Donald Sterling Got Right

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    It’s always exciting when a major news outlet actually wants to know what I think about something.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was when CNN requested my take on Donald Sterling’s interview.  Sad to say, I continue to … Continue reading

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    From Donald Sterling, “I’m Sorry” Was Too Little, Too Late

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    It’s hard to imagine how Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could have disgraced himself any more deeply after recordings of appallingly racist remarks he made in a conversation with a friend came to light.  There’s unpleasant, … Continue reading

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      --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author,
      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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