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Mintz: Personal responsibility and the coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Personal responsibility and the coronavirus

By Steven Mintz As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the death toll mounts, we should use our experiences so far to evaluate our personal responsibilities to each other and whether the government has met its burden in handling the crisis. Why does this matter? Our society depends on communal efforts to Read More →

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Mintz: College admissions process is morally bankrupt

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2019  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mintz: College admissions process is morally bankrupt

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Mintz: Supreme Court ruling bad for whistleblowers

By   /  Friday, March 9th, 2018  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Supreme Court ruling bad for whistleblowers

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Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By   /  Friday, November 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By Steven Mintz Did Californians make the right decision when 57 percent of the voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized using and growing marijuana for personal use? The so-called Adult Use of Marijuana Act will allow for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. As Marissa Nall points out in her Oct. 27 article in Read More →

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Political correctness in college has no place in the workplace

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Steven Mintz Imagine you have recently graduated from college and have begun your work career at a company that values diversity. One challenge may be to transition from a college environment that was less tolerant of views that might offend one group or another to a workplace where diversity of thought is valued. Political Read More →

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Profit not a dirty word for businesses

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Profit not a dirty word for businesses

  By Gary Wechter I must say I was outraged after reading Steven Mintz’ op-ed, “Minimum wage hike a moral issue,” in the April 8 issue. “Outraged” when at the end of the article I learn that Mintz is a professor in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I asked Read More →

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Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage hike a moral issue

By Steven Mintz California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers on April 4, the state minimum wage will rise to $10.50 on Jan. 1, Read More →

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