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Contents


[Original 2005 soft cover edition pages provided for citation purposes in brackets]
     
INTRODUCTION [xiii]    
The Power Of Values [xiii]    
Ethical Reality Can Be Complex [xxviii]    
A Preview [xxxi]    

 

Chapter 1: WHY CERTAIN CORE VALUES ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR WELL-BEING [1]
The Need To Distinguish Peripheral Values [3]
Choosing Core Values [4]
Our Inherited Core Values [5]
A Common Philosophy [5]
The Issue of Slavery [9]
The Need To Teach Our Heritage [16]
Support For Core And Related Values Today [17]
Duty, Honesty, Integrity, and Being Responsible [24]
Being Ambitious, Hardworking, And Aspiring [24]
Emphasis On Learning [27]
Providing Equality of Opportunity [30]
Conclusion [32]

 

Chapter 2: THE COMPATIBILITY OF OUR CORE
VALUES WITH THOSE OF VARIOUS RELIGIONS
AND OTHER SOURCES
...
Buddhism [33]
Confucianism [33]
Hinduism [35]
Islamism [36]
Judaism [37]
Declaration Of The World Conference Of Religions For Peace [39]
Declaration Toward A Global Ethic [40]
Declaration Of The United Nations [42]
Value Orientations Of Some Notables Of The Past [45]
Conclusion [48]

 

Chapt 3: OUR CORE VALUES ARE BEING SUBVERTED
Evidence Of Negative Change In The Americanization Of Immigrants [51]
Evidence Of Negative Change In Levels Of Honesty And Trust [55]
Evidence Of Negative Change About Regard For Others [57]
Evidence Of Negative Change In Rates of Crime And Violence [61]
Evidence Of Negative Change In The Social Environment [62]
Evidence Of Negative Change In The Maintenance Of Healthy Family ...Life [66]
Decreasing Number Of Two-Parent Homes [66]
Decline In The Quality Of Family Life [68]
Increased Use of Drugs [72]
Evidence Of Negative Change In Part Of The Black Culture… [73]
Delinquency, Violence, and Crime [74]
Illegitimacy and Broken Families [75]
Disregard For Academic Attainment [76]
Rejection Of Positive, Black Role Models [78]
Lack of Mutual Economic Support [80]
Unwarranted Black-Against-Black Discrimination [81]
Conclusion [82]

 

Chapt 4: HOW WE ACQUIRE VALUES .....
How A Healthy Conscience Develops [83]
Further Development Through Conscious Analysis [87]

The Genetic Factor [89]

Conclusion [97]

 

Chapt 5: THE ROLE OF VALVES IN CAUSING BEHAVIOR ...
Values Influence Our Energy To Act [98]
Values Influence Conscious Analysis [99]
Values Interact With Situational Factors [99]
Values Influence Our "Can Do" Feelings [107]
How These Factors Interact To Cause Behavior [107]
Conclusion [108]

 

Chapt 6: HOW TO NURTURE CORE VALVES IN OURSELVES AND OTHERS
Dealing With Emotionally Charged Values [109]
Dealing With The Urge For Immediate Gratification [113]
Cue Control [113]
Consequence Control [115]
What About Objections To Behavior Management? [119]
Enhancing Feelings Of Self-Efficacy [121]
Encouraging Truthfulness And Full Disclosure In Group Problem ...Solving [122]
How The Factors Influence Ethical Behavior [125]
Increasing The Likelihood For Creating Healthy And  Stable Families [126]
By Encouraging Couples To Seek Pre-Marriage Counseling [126]
By Discouraging Inappropriate Conception [126]
By Dealing Effectively With Irresponsible Young Fathers [130]
Improving The Quality Of Family Life [131]
Reducing The Incidence Of Delinquency And Crime [136]
By Dealing Effectively With Troubled Young People [136]
By Dealing Effectively With The Homeless And The New And
Long-Term Unemployed [141]
By Dealing Effectively With Hardened Criminals [148]
Discouraging Fantasies About Life In Africa [151]
Conclusion [156]

 

Chapt 7: THE NEED FOR NURTURING CORE VALUES
IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HOW WE CAN DO IT
...
The Erosion Of Standards And Expectations [158]
Questionable Preparation Of Teachers [163]
Lack of Parental Support [164]
What Needs To Be Done [166]
Improve the Preparation Of Teachers [166]
Improve the Evaluation Of Teachers [166]
Support Successful Programs For Underachieving Students [168]
Enhance Motivation [171]
Support Successful School-Reform And School-Choice Programs
[172]
Support The Teaching Of Values In School [181]
Reject Spurious Claims Of Unwarranted Discrimination [187]
Show Parents Or Guardians The Evidence And Get Them
Involved[190]
Prospects [192]

 

Chapt 8: THE NEED FOR NURTURING CORE VALUES
IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND HOW WE CAN DO IT
The Self-Serving Culture of Expediency, Indifference, And ...Opportunism [194]
The Grace Report [195]
Things Have Not Gotten Better [196]
The Buying And Selling Of Influence [200]
Indifference To The Will Of The People [206]
What Needs To Be Done [210]
Misdirections In Welfare [214]
From Rationality To Rewarding Undesirable Behavior [214]
Further Flight From Personal Responsibility [219]
Resulting Decline In The Quality Of Welfare Recipients [221]
What Needs To Be Done [223]
Implement Government Specifics That Work [224]
Properly Use Minimum Wages And Subsidies [228]
Create Productive 24-Hour Environments [231]
Conclusion [235]

 

Chapt 9: THE NEED FOR NURTURING CORE VALUES
IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND HOW WE CAN DO IT
Diminished Personal Accountability [237]
Justice For Whom? [237]
Misdirections In The Rehabilitation Of Criminals [240]
Employers Put On The Spot [241]
What Needs To Be Done [242]

 

Chapt 10: THE NEED FOR NURTURING CORE VALUES
IN BUSINESS AND HOW WE CAN DO IT
...
Unwarranted Compensation [259]
Deception And Exploitation [263]
Questionable Payoffs Abroad [267]
Attempts To Justify Different Standards For Business [269]
The Doctrine Of Laissez Faire [270]
Social Darwinism [275]
The Game Analogy [276]
Cost/Benefit Analysis [280]
Conclusion [286]
Workable Programs Are Attainable [286]
Within An Organization [287]
Among Different Organizations [290]
Across Cultures [293]
What Needs To Be Done [296]
Reform Boards of Directors [296]
Select The Right Leaders [301]
Ethically Empower Lower-Level Personnel [301]
Use Communication, Modeling, And Discussion [305]
Use the Principled Negotiation Approach in Bargaining [307]
Downsize Intelligently [309]
Reduce The Conflict Between Job and Family Obligations [311]
Use The Search Conference [313]
Install Gainsharing [316]
Adjust For International Operations [317]
Reduce The Conflict Between Domestic And Foreign Work
Environment Requirements [325]
Deal With The Problems Created By Outsourcing [327]
Conclusion [332]

 

OVERVIEW [333]
 
NOTES [340]
 
INDEX [441]
 
About the Author [439]
 
 



 

American Values Decline Cover Contents Introduction
  Chapter One Index  Back to Catalog Page