Money & Ethics

Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

October 4, 2018

Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.

See More On: Student Loans | Paying for College

August 2, 2018

Should Lenders Mail Unsolicited Checks to Potential Borrowers?

When it comes to preying on weak credit risks, it looks like Wall Street is at it again.

See More On: Family Finances | Annuities

June 6, 2018

Do Adult Children Have an Obligation to Support Needy Parents?

Even if some siblings can afford to help more than others, no one should shirk the obligation to assist in some way -- financial or otherwise.

See More On: Family Finances | Making Your Money Last

April 4, 2018

Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

Knight Kiplinger offers his advice on how companies can improve their handling of harassment problems.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation

February 1, 2018

How Can the Approval Process for New Drugs Be Speeded Up?

There are many reform proposals, including some from free-market think tanks.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Business Costs & Regulation

July 21, 2017

Ways to Protect Borrowers From Predatory Home Lending

Land contracts drain low-income communities of resources.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Banking | Scams

June 22, 2017

Should Employers Be Barred From Asking Job Applicants What They Earn?

The effort to ban the “What are you earning?” question is part of a broader movement to make all compensation totally transparent.

See More On: Careers | Employee Benefits | Financial Planning

April 21, 2017

Should Colleges Give Preference to Applicants From Wealthy Families?

Every admitted student should meet the college’s basic academic qualifications.

See More On: Family Finances | Paying for College | Politics

March 24, 2017

What Should Doctors and Drugmakers Do to Stop Painkiller Addiction?

Physicians and dentists need mandatory pain-management training, starting in medical and dental schools and continuing thereafter.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Healthy Living on a Budget

February 7, 2017

How Should I Handle a Tax Windfall That I Don't Want?

If getting a huge windfall from impending tax cuts has you feeling guilty, here are some options.

See More On: Tax Planning

December 6, 2016

Should Casinos Court Senior Citizens?

State gaming commissions, which regulate casinos, have an ethical obligation to crack down on predatory marketing to the elderly. But so far, most don’t seem interested.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Business Costs & Regulation | Family Finances

October 4, 2016

Should My Neighbor Be Allowed to Turn His House Into a Short-Term Rental?

It's a debate that is raging in all of America’s major cities.

See More On: Small Business

September 6, 2016

Should a Criminal Record Rule Out a Job Applicant?

The goal is an appropriate balance between fairness to job applicants and the employer’s right—indeed, legal obligation—to create a workplace that is safe for employees, customers and business interests.

See More On: Careers

August 2, 2016

How Much Notice Should You Give Your Boss When You Quit?

Is quitting without giving your boss notice unethical?

See More On: Careers | Employee Benefits | Small Business

July 26, 2016

Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation | Paying for College

June 6, 2016

Should Restaurants Raise Prices and Eliminate Tips?

Saying goodbye to tipping would address fairness and income reporting concerns.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation | Business Travel

May 2, 2016

Is It Fair for Websites to Lock Out Users of Ad Blockers?

Web users must understand: There is no such thing as a free lunch.

See More On: Technology

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