It appears that income inequality may actually affect people's character as well, creating a class of harsh, moralistic citizens who are all too ready to judge one another. Surprisingly, these strict and punitive moralists are not the rich.
Pressed in recent days on his reaction to the revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the personal phone calls of the l...
If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...
We must demystify our religious attempts at trying to make sense of evil, which is a vulgar oversimplification and sanctification of evil. One way to do that is to realize this desire to explain everything in a totality is itself highly problematic.
New entrepreneurs tend to focus only on getting the product right, and assume that the right culture and ethics will come later simply by hiring good ...
considerable evidence suggests that mandatory disclosure can backfire, harming rather than helping the consumer. Consumers don't act on such information, and advisors -- feeling morally licensed by their righteous act -- actually become more biased in dispensing advice.
I'll stick to a simple rule of thumb. If someone won't put a questionable instruction in writing and there are no clear policies or guidelines to support that instruction, then I'll let my moral compass guide me.
No matter how charming an evil person is, that does not excuse immoral behavior. Judaism mandates that we judge people by their actions, not by their appearances.
Considering the shared aim among nonbelievers to doggedly pursue the truth regarding humanity, the nature of the universe, and everything in it, there is understandably a high ethical standard for humanists and other nontheists to which they hold themselves.
Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.
In using the phrase "secular ethics" as a goal, the Dalai Lama makes clear that his definition of "secular" is not our typical Western understanding as nonreligious, rather it intends to be inclusive of all approaches, nonreligious and religious; it transcends our concepts of religion.
You're getting older, and so am I. When you accept a troublesome fact, you're that much closer to being at peace with it. And that's something worth celebrating.
People generally go about life making choices and only sometimes taking the time to contemplate the morality of those decisions... especially when everyone else is doing the same thing.
I want news I can trust. I know this is not a simple problem. But it starts with journalists using their expertise and authority to accurately describe what is happening.
The search for a path to compromise can be found in the latest research on the neurobiological basis of social behavior.
The perception is that trust has been abused. Reputation has been damaged. And now, if the bank can get this behind them, there is the opportunity to start down the long road and rebuild trust and reputation.