AHA: Plagiarism could hurt your career

The American Historical Association has issued "the most comprehensive revision of its Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct since that document was first adopted in 1987." The press release is here.

Did you know that plagiarism "seriously undermines the credibility of the plagiarist, and can do irreparable harm to a historian’s career"? Interesting choice of arguments to make, AHA. Rather utilitarian, as if addressed to a band of sociopaths with no moral compass who need a practical reason not to steal. Oh, wait, there is a moral argument too:
"... such tactics reflect an unworthy disregard for the contributions of others."
Unworthy even of an AHA member. And that's pretty unworthy.

Have a good laugh.