• 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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    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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    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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    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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    GM CEO’s Apology Is a Great First Step

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    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has faced an uphill battle this week as she’s sought to apologize for her company’s past misdeeds.  According to news reports, GM will recall another 1.5 million vehicles, added to the 3.1 million already … Continue reading

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    Is it ethical to lionize Snowden and Assange?

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    The South by Southwest Interactive Festival, the tech industry’s annual conference, opens in Texas this week.  The program will focus on a predictable list of hot IT topics: online privacy, virtual surveillance, computer watches and the like.  It’ll also feature many … Continue reading

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    The “Frequent Flyer” Case Shouldn’t Have Reached the Supreme Court

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    The U.S. Supreme Court gets petitioned to review hundreds of lower court decisions every year and routinely denies most of those requests. Today, though, the Justices devoted an entire hour of their precious time to arguments in the case of … Continue reading

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    What would President Kennedy think of 21st Century America?

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    Today is, of course, the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.  I’ve lived my entire life surrounded by images of the shooting, the funeral and the mourning of the American people. As we commemorate his passing, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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    Is it ethical to wiretap our allies?

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    President Obama apparently had an incredibly uncomfortable conversation on Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about NSA surveillance in Europe.  Seems the Chancellor believed that U.S. intelligence, in its ongoing efforts to uncover every possible scintilla of available information about … Continue reading

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      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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