Showing posts with label ethics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ethics. Show all posts

Jaana Woiceshyn: Making Moral Business Choices

On rational self-interest. Having recently concluded teaching an MBA business ethics course, I received unusual feedback from a student. He liked the course but told me that all of it should have been spent on covering the moral code of egoism—rational self-interest—because that is the code he liked the best and considered the most applicable    ... MORE

It’s Actually Easy To Force People To Be Evil

by Annalee Newitz.   We've known for a long time that people will do terrible things under orders—like hurt strangers. But why are we so easily persuaded to do things we wouldn't otherwise choose, even when nobody is holding guns to our heads? A new scientific experiment sheds light on this ancient ethical question. University College London neuroscientist ... MORE

The Perfect Woman For The $10 Bill: Ayn Rand

She understood the root of money is you.   Perhaps my favorite character in all of literature is Ayn Rand’s Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebasti├ín d’Anconia from her novel Atlas Shrugged. The descendant of long line of industrialists and sole heir to his family’s fortune, Francisco flouts the idea that money destroys by working to be worthy of his     ... MORE

OK To Leak Government Secrets If It Benefits Politicians

by Trevor Timm.  When it comes to classified information, some leaks are more equal than others. If you are a whistleblower like Edward Snowden, who tells the press about illegal, immoral or embarrassing government actions, you will face jail time. But it’s often another story for US government officials leaking information for their own     ... MORE

Mitchell Feinberg: On The Moral Use Of "Smart Drugs"

Smart is good.  Cognitive enhancement drugs (CEDs), such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Provigil, are most commonly known for their use in treating patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But these drugs, often called “smart drugs,” can profoundly enhance a perfectly healthy person’s ability to sustain concentration and thus     ... MORE

Hans-Herman Hoppe: Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

A saga of corrupted profits.   In the most fundamental sense we are all, with each of our actions, always and invariably profit-seeking entrepreneurs. Whenever we act, we employ some physical means (things valued as goods) — at a minimum our body and its standing room, but in most cases also various other, “external” things — so as to divert ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: IRS Scandal Implicates Democrats

Using government power to limit political speech.      "Special interests are planning and running millions of dollars" in ads, warns President Barack Obama. But despite their "benign-sounding names," adds Democratic operative David Axelrod, some of them are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies." Together, they are trying to    ... MORE

VIDEO: This Video Will Hurt

BE AWARE: Protect yourself from mass psychogenic illness.

VIDEO: MIlton Friedman - Too Many Laws

A discussion about the proliferation of laws in America and their impact on society.

The Ethics Of Sacrifice, The Politics Of Slavery

by Boyd Richard Boyd.        Bad political ideas come from bad ethical ideas, which are originally spread by the words of bad philosophers. Progressives and their Utopian counterparts throughout history have pushed a corrupt and inverted morality on the world, causing man to act as his own destroyer. It is from an          ... MORE

Tibor Machan: On Rape And Pragmatism

Principles in the age of the pragmatist.   Something not often noted in the discussion of rape across the globe is that in an age that prizes pragmatism as opposed to firm principles of conduct, even rape can be excused based on the expected benefit to the rapist versus injury to the victim. If one doesn't care about the basic principle of consent,  ... MORE

VIDEO: Did Mitt Romney Violate The Constitution?

MSNBC political commentator asserts Mitt is getting our founding document wrong.

Ted Nugent: Teach Your Children Freedom Isn't Free

Remember those who have paid the price.   Freedom isn’t free. Never has been, never will be. Very special warriors have provided freedom at supreme sacrifice since time immemorial. Good people will never forget, and we celebrate Memorial Day with a hard-charging spirit in appreciation for hard-charging warriors. With his lifeblood pouring ... MORE