Wrong Again: White Coat Fraud and Government Regulation Take It Out to the Parking Lot

 Hearing Economics is juggling several series right now, including one on regulation of professional practices and another on professional theft and fraud.  They’re running in parallel as a reminder that theft is not only immoral and unethical, it’s powerfully destructive.  Innovative, over-the-top frauds can influence Government policy and spending at least as much as powerful…

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Mystery Shoppers, Audiology Ethics, and Two-Timing Neutrinos

This week’s post is long because it is a dialog between two, maybe three, people over the past few days:  myself,  a self-anointed Mystery Shopper, and the Mystery Shopper’s friend, Hubert.  See what you think.  Consider how YOU would have responded and send in your corrections/additions/redacts and other commentary to improve my crabby response.  This…

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Who Ya Gonna Serve: Shareholders or Stakeholders?

 If any investors believe that the SEC’s enforcement actions drove insider trading out of the markets, they are beyond mere legal help.{{1}}[[1]]http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2010/04/is-insider-trading-bad-if-so-why.html[[1]] Back in April, we reported on possible insider trading in the hearing aid industry and promised some educational discussion of fiduciary duty and the stakeholder paradox in a follow-up post{{2}}[[2]]https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingeconomics/2011/hearing-aid-insider-trading-big-time-or-bush-league/[[2]].  It’s not stuff…

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