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Ethical Issues With Autonomous Vehicles

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Driverless cars are the wave of the future. Many people are looking forward to the day where they can chill in the passenger seat of their vehicle and have the car do all the driving, especially in high-traffic areas. However, these self-driving vehicles use artificial intelligence, and while these vehicles are smart, they’re not… Read More »

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CPA’s License Suspended for Unlawful Use

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a person or company hires a certified public accountant (CPA), they want someone they can trust. After all, an accountant deals with finances, and money is a touchy and private subject for most people. The public doesn’t want someone who will be dishonest with their money or not take their privacy seriously. CPAs,… Read More »

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Florida Nurse Faces License Restrictions After Stealing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses face a lot of temptation. They are around various medications throughout the course of their day and some desire these drugs for themselves. While most nurses resist the temptation, some give in, stealing medications to feed their addictions. They eventually get caught, facing license loss and other penalties. This was what happened to… Read More »

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Racism in U.S. Home Ownership Spotlights Ethical Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Racial injustice has been prevalent in the United States forever. Even though we are now in the 21st century, racial tensions continue in this country. In fact, they have become prevalent in the past month, with the killings of black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery by police. The deaths of these… Read More »

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Psychologist Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people struggle with mental and emotional issues that they cannot deal with on their own. They may have gotten advice from friends and family members, but the issues just cannot be resolved without professional help. That’s why many people seek help from psychologists. People trust psychologists to act with morality. After all, expressing… Read More »

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Veterinarian Arrested for Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A good veterinarian has the knowledge to care for a variety of injuries and illnesses our pets face. A good vet should also have morals and integrity. They should make their vet clinic a professional place for employees to work. When they don’t, they can face ethical issues in the workplace, which can lead… Read More »

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Predatory Lending: Common Ethical Issue Among Mortgage Lenders

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the mortgage field, there is a lot of money at stake. Properties may cost several hundred thousand or even several million dollars. Because of this, mortgage lenders sometimes take advantage of potential buyers. They don’t make any money when they can’t approve a customer for a loan, so they’ll think of creative ways… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacy Worker Stole Drugs So “Cousin” Wouldn’t Rob the Store

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Why do people steal things? There are many reasons. Some people really need the item and can’t afford it. In some cases, people steal for the fun of it. They may get an adrenaline rush from doing so. They might steal something of value to sell it and get money. Sometimes people steal things… Read More »

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Professional Engineer’s License Suspended for Illegally Certifying Red Light Cameras

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When it comes to engineering, there are many rules and ethics involved. Professional engineers are required to be licensed in the state in which they work. If they’re not properly licensed, they could face penalties such as fines and license loss. This is the case for a professional engineer from North Carolina. In 2019,… Read More »

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CPAs Facing Ethical Challenges Due to PPP

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about economic issues for the whole country. Individuals and businesses alike have been struggling to pay bills. Adults received stimulus checks to help with necessities. To pay for business expenses, small businesses and non-profit organizations were given the opportunity to apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program… Read More »