• 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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    Who are the 47%?

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    Gotta hand it to Mitt Romney for having the courage to express his views, no matter how unpopular they’re likely to be.  And wow, did he ever do that!  The Internet has been rocking since Mother Jones magazine released a video … Continue reading

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    Does Mitt Romney owe George Bush an apology?

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    Bill Clinton rocked the Democratic National Convention last night with his speech re-nominating President Obama for a second term.  Whatever you may think of him, there’s no denying that the former President can wow an audience.  Listening to his speech, … Continue reading

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    We “built that” together

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    Through an odd set of circumstances over the weekend, I spent several unanticipated hours listening to Fox TV.  Gotta give Fox credit – despite its conservative leanings, the network did what seemed to me to be a good job of reporting without … Continue reading

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    Campaign financing shouldn’t be done in the dark

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    As the GOP convention builds to a crescendo, it seems like a good time to wonder just whose money is behind all the hoopla.   Two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate political contributions in Citizens United v. … Continue reading

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    It’s wrong to starve the middle class

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    A couple of months ago, I promised to devote some of my Friday posts to examining the social impact of the economic downturn.  At the time, I was concerned that the continuing shift of wealth toward the top 2% of … Continue reading

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    International tribunals shouldn’t override U.S. banking laws

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    Regular readers of this blog know that I tend to be a big suppoter of President Obama, but a story posted by The Huffington Post yesterday has my blood running cold. Public Citizen, a non-profit watchdog group, has reportedly gotten … Continue reading

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    Mitt Romney is unfit to be President

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    This may the be post that permanently alienates my more conservative readers, but I can’t let this go. The Washington Post reported Thursday that, while in prep school, presumptive Presidential nominee Mitt Romney was offended by the appearance of a … Continue reading

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    Yes, public apologies still work … and they’re still important!

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    It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote about apologies on this blog. It’s not that people have suddenly stopped apologizing – quite the contrary, the news has been full of apologies of late. It just seemed time … Continue reading

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    What’s wrong with compromise?

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    Last week, I promised to start dedicating my Friday posts to issues involving social ethics. For my first post in this series, I want to challenge the popular notion that the best way to address a problem is by “fighting” … Continue reading

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    Did regulatory corruption lead to environmental tragedy?

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    On September 12, 2008, when the outcome of the Presidential election was still very much in doubt, I wrote a post asking whether the new President would interact ethically with the powerful oil and gas industry. It gave me chills … Continue reading

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      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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