About

076A2032My intent with this blog is to build a site where someone can go and find good up-to- date topical business ethics writing. I also want to get my thoughts out into the great marketplace of ideas. The long term intent is to build a network of business ethics writers who as an interacting group will have an effect on policy.

I am James Pilant, a teacher at a small community college. I have a Bachelors degree (double major) criminal justice and speech. After that I went and graduated law school. I have managed to pick several hundred hours of college credit, most of it in criminal justice and college teaching. I read fairly constantly and am fascinated by history, politics, philosophy and many other things. I was given the opportunity to teach business ethics a few years ago and have become fascinated by the subject.

I can be reached at southwerk@yahoo.com. I lecture and I am willing to comment publicly on my writings.

James Pilant

28 thoughts on “About

  1. nilknarf1940

    James,
    where in Arkansas are you. i was born in Hot Springs and then lived in Mountain Home during WWII and then for a year in Fayetville for a year. i moved to Houston when i was 7 and have lived here ever since. But my heart has always been in Arkansas. also, as part of my work at Memorial Drive UMC i’m in charge of the Restorative Justice ministry. i’m particularly interested in legislative reform efforts in criminal justice. unfortunately, most of the people who are active in RJ in our area are not interested in changing the system, just working in the prisons or on re-entry issues and they can’t understand why we’ve got such a crappy criminal justice system in Texas. as the saying goes, “i give um books and giv um more books and all they do is tear off the covers and eat the pages.”

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  2. I live in Rogers down toward Beaver Lake. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and 53 hours toward a doctorate in the same subject. I spent three and half years working with juvenile delinquents and I did an internship with U.S. Probation. I am also interested in reforming the criminal justice system and very frustrated with the responses I get. jp

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    1. I looked at your blog and we disagree on many issues. We also agree quite a bit of the time. So, I have no problem with putting a link to your blog on my site. However, I still have a concern. Your comment mentions nothing about anything you’ve read in my blog or that you are actually writing or commenting to me. This makes your message appear to be a shotgun mailing to get your site a great number of links and build it web footprint. There are currently ten blogs that are listed on my blogroll. I give those slots to web sites that I believe carry a great deal of value in the fight for business ethics. I need to believe that you are talking to me, and have some interest in what I’m doing, before I can put you on my links. Now, this is not an onerous requirement. Read some of my stuff, comment intelligently and ask again. Or you can write to me, James Pilant, and make the same request. I just have to be in the picture somewhere. Okay?

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  3. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I’m happy that ethics are a subject of both agreement and debate, in fact that ethics are still a point of consideration in consolidated and globalized business. We see far too many examples in which ethics may not have been considered, or at the very least were defined radically differently… and our consumer dollar then supports that different definition.

    To answer your question, I left Facebook some time ago due to the company’s security lapses and privacy invasions. It is a company whose practices I choose not to support.

    Thanks very much for helping to keep ethics on the minds of modern decision makers.

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    1. I’ll write about your blog tonight. Thanks for the e-mail. (I’m usually quicker on the draw, but last night was my wife and I’s much delayed Valentine Dinner.)
      James Pilant

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  4. Jake Naumer

    TY for your kind comments about the Former Foreclosureblues blog which was recently taken down by wordpress…

    pls contact me if u would like to chat about it sometime…thx

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  5. Donald Rickman

    I STRONGLY suggest you LOOK at http://www.fairewinds.com WEB site and review ALL material posted by a NUCLEAR Engineer who has been fighting against the NRC and the Federal Government with regards to UNSAFE GE-BWR reactors in America before the 4/11/2011 EVENT in Japan. At lease Gundersen is writing it all down and getting it exposed to the general public who are aware of his WEB site. Also, I have been posting as much as I can FIND which is reliable data on this subject at my own Facebook account. And I am Don Rickman. Having worked in the Nuclear Industry from 1974-1984 with America’s LARGEST NUCLEAR A/E.
    Arnie Gundersen is telling it as it is, and not sugar coating anything!
    With the latest INPUT regarding “Radioactive Hot Particles” JAPAN is being allowed by the International community to contaminate MILLIONS of people WORLD WIDE, NOT 100’s. And Nations are ACTIVELY DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT. HOW CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THIS LACK OF “TIMELY TRUTH? INCONVENIENT?

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    1. I subscribe to Fairewinds and I am a big fan of Gunderson. I’m glad you are too. I continue to blog about Fukushima even though many have lost interest. I’m not quitting the story until it is done. Best Wishes, James Pilant

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    2. Would you mind if I posted your comment as a blog post so more people will see it? I don’t edit it. I just put it up with an explanation of what post you are commenting on. James Pilant

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  6. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?

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  7. Hi James.
    Thanks again for visiting my AlterWorld Blog. My current writing project explores the current propensity to have ideology create fact instead of the other way around. It has fundamentally changed journalism and debate on issues.

    I have added your blog to my blogroll and would love to have discussions on these kinds of topics with you.

    Cheers!

    Norman

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking a post! You have a very interesting topic area, and I can’t wait to read more! In part of my professional life, we deal with bioethics, so this is very interesting to me! Can’t wait to read more! Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you so much. I just downloaded the paper. I loved your student’s work. I teach myself and I know how much you are blessed to have such talent in your class. James Pilant

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