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  • Rankings.jpg When it comes to rankings for corruption, the United States ranks as "22nd cleanest in the 180 nations of the world. We run in a pack with other mostly Western liberal democracies like Australia, Britain and France, just behind the squeaky clean Scandinavian nations and, of course, Canada," according to Transparency International. - Rankings  (9/20/19) 

  • Business.jpg Companies give great weight to a state's lawsuit climate in considering where to do business, Business Wire reports. In the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, "Delaware's legal system was ranked best in the country; Illinois' system is the worst." "The survey should be a wake-up call to policymakers that their state's economic growth and prosperity depend in large part on the fairness and predictability of its legal system," said Harold Kim, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. – Legal  (9/20/19)

  • strike.jpg As of old, the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors illustrates anew how fairness is, or should be, at the heart of labor-management relations. "The two sides are arguing about job security, health care benefits, seniority, the status of temporary workers and other matters." - Bargaining  (9/21/19)

  • opinions.jpg The Consumer Review Fairness Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, protects your right "to post honest reviews about companies you do business with."  That's what the Consumer Review Fairness Act is about. - Reviews  (9/20/19

  • Immigrant Here's to all the lawyers who join in the American Bar Association's Immigration Justice Project, headed by Adela mason. "While immigrant detainees have a right to counsel, they don't have a right to government-appointed counsel...The Immigration Justice Project runs a legal orientation program for detainees without lawyers, helping about 3,500 to 4,000 detainees annually." - Immigration  (9/20/19)

  • Women Doctors.jpg September is Women in Medicine Month. By the American Medical Association's tally, there are more than 389,760 women physicians today and more than 42,000 women enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Appreciative thanks to all those who look after our health and well-being! - Medicine  (9/20/19)

  • Mindset.jpg The Hartford Courant is reflecting editorially on the best mindset to build in advance of next year's presidential election. "What values do you hold most dear? If you value fairness and honesty, for example, vote for the candidate whose past record demonstrates her or his display of fairness and honesty..." Or, "You can detect a candidate's values by how they act when they think no one is looking." – Candidates  (9/18/19) 

  • Tim Tebow.jpg The California legislature passes a bill, unanimously, allowing student athletes to get paid for endorsements of products. But here's a former student athlete at the University of Florida who just wanted to play for his school "because I knew going into college what it was all about." It's the learning, not the glory. - College  (9/15/19)  ‚Äč

  • Paul Tough.jpg Paul Tough's new book, "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us", highlights the perception that "wealth and privilege have more to do with getting into an elite school than good grades." If so, that's clearly not fair. - College  (9/15/19)

  • Women.jpg Quoting the Women's Media Center, Fast Company advises that virtually throughout the U.S. news media, "women earn 80 cents for every $1 men earn...If we approach gender equity in the media industry from another view, we find female reporters not only earn less than their male colleagues, they also are a smaller percentage in the newsroom. Even though women outnumber men in journalism programs and colleges, they become the minority voice soon after entering the workforce." – Journalism  (9/11/19)