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Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

‘Pink Viagra’: Helping women? Or marketing a disease?
27 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Big Pharma, medicalisation, women's health
Endorsement by a big women's group does not settle the question.

Best of enemies
21 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, homosexuality, media ethics, same-sex marriage, USA
A documentary about the 1968 debate between William F. Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal reveals a lot about the media.

Australian journalists given “fail” for balance on same-sex marriage
20 Aug 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, media bias, media spin, same-sex marriage
Media analyst calls out his comrades

Where is Amazon leading us?
18 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Amazon, work ethic, work-life balance
The retail giant is conducting an experiment to see how far it can push white-collar employees.

Reviving the slippery slope
17 Aug 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, Netherlands
A leading American bioethicist admits that he is worried by euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Do they really need all those gadgets?
14 Aug 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: children and technology, mobile phones, tablets
English kids give some hilarious responses to questions about how they use devices.

Australia presses pause button on same-sex marriage
13 Aug 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, same-sex parenting, Tony Abbott
A referendum is possible, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Court tussle over right to euthanase Dutch woman with dementia
11 Aug 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, informed consent, Netherlands
The first time that an institution has refused to allow a patient to be given a lethal injection.

Nagasaki’s Gandhi
10 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Japan, Nagasaki, suffering
In his remarkable books,Takashi Nagai saw the Bomb as an instrument of redemptive suffering.

American psychologists promise not to collude in torture
5 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, same-sex marriage, torture
In 2005 the top brass in the American Psychological Association changed its code of ethics.

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