EU shows how to do a dodgy survey
Anne Fleck | 16 May 2013 |
tags: EU, homophobia, human rights
The EU's largest-ever survey of hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT people claims that they labour under a terrible burden. But the figures don’t support the conclusions.
Your cheap clothing has a high price
Karl D. Stephan | 13 May 2013 |
tags: Bangladesh, engineering ethics
The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh exposes the immorality of the Golden Rule: he who has the gold, makes the rules.
Terrorism triangle in Boston
Jennifer S. Bryson | 06 May 2013 |
Complex rather than single causality is the norm, not the exception, for terrorism.
Playing with fire in West, Texas
Karl D. Stephan | 30 April 2013 |
tags: business ethics, engineering
Ammonium nitrate fertiliser seems like a simple material, but it has a history of causing devastating explosions which have killed hundreds of people.
Why should we care about Boston?
Michael Cook | 24 April 2013 |
Some Australian journalists have asked why so much coverage was given to American deaths and so little to deaths in Iraq. Are they right?
The law and Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr | 18 April 2013 |
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr was sitting in a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, for marching against segregation. From his cell he wrote a stunning analysis of what constitutes a just law.
Burying Thatcher: why celebrating death is still wrong
Patrick Stokes | 17 April 2013 |
tags: death, ethics, Margaret Thatcher, obituaries
Our dealings with the dead are just as ethically governed as our dealings with the living.
The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau
Robert R. Reilly | 15 April 2013 |
tags: Aristotle, philosophy, Rousseau, same-sex marriage
At the heart of the debate over same-sex marriage are fundamental questions about who men are and how we decide what makes us flourish.
The empathy gap
John Tirman | 02 April 2013 |
tags: Afghanistan, drones, Iraq
Where is the sympathy for the civilian victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The shaky science behind same-sex marriage
Institute for Marriage and Public Policy , Harvey C. Mansfield and Leon R. Kass | 26 March 2013 |
The case rests squarely on sociology and psychology. How reliable can this be, ask two distinguished scholars.
What money can’t buy
Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 |
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?
Hellfire, morality and strategy
George Friedman | 20 February 2013 |
tags: drones, ethics of warfare, US
The use of drones may be legal under international war, but it is leading the US into unknown territory.
Bill Gates and his mixed up global health agenda
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 February 2013 |
Bill and Melinda Gates want to stop polio and also the growth of third world population. One of these campaigns could be undermining the other.
Mines of tears
Karl D. Stephan | 15 February 2013 |
tags: engineering ethics, US, workplace safety
For two decades, Navajo men worked in a New Mexico uranium mine, unaware of the dangers of radiation. There was an 88% mortality rate -- but the case is almost unknown.
Christopher Dorner LAPD, all-American hero
Izzy Kalman | 14 February 2013 |
tags: bullying, Christopher Dorner
What turned an anti-bullying crusader into a murderous avenger?
Mandate of the People
Tom Odhiambo | 01 February 2013 |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, Kenya, politics, poverty
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
A case for bureaucratic clawback
Denyse O'Leary | 01 February 2013 |
tags: animal welfare, justice, subsidiarity
When a fight over a cat goes to federal court it is time to call on a Catholic principle.
“We will never surrender”
Jennifer Roback Morse | 22 January 2013 |
A marriage advocate offers a state legislature about to redefine marriage some advice and predictions.
The dead-end values driving euthanasia advocacy
Margaret Somerville | 21 January 2013 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, relativism
A Quebec government report endorsing euthanasia rests on a moral relativism that has already failed the young.
Harvard Munch: when liberty becomes bondage
Michael Cook | 10 January 2013 |
One hundred and fifty years after J S Mill's famous book on Utilitarianism, the heirs of his philosophy are embracing nihilism.
A more than nominal problem
Karl D. Stephan | 13 December 2012 |
By tempting us to define our own reality, nominalism can throw a whole culture out of whack.
The third rail of feminism
Michael Cook | 11 December 2012 |
tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?
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