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There have been many reports about the possible health effects of being active on social networking sites for hours on end. It’s important we understand these effects because three billion people – around 40% of the world’s population – use social media. It’s recently been sugg...

Last week I read an article about why student evaluations of college instructors are not reliable and should not be used in performance evaluation decisions. The author claims, based on research, that student evaluations may be associated with the gender of the instructor. That...

Dozens of mass killings have occurred in a variety of locations during the past ten years in the U.S. Sadly, now we must add to the list the mass killing of 17 school children and wounding of 14 more last Wednesday by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Cora...

George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan has created a firestorm by claiming a college education is a waste of time and money, and he suggests that ‘traditionalist’ education that prepares students for prestigious careers (i.e., author, historian, political scientist, phy...

The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually...

It’s clear that business has a social responsibility to obey the law. Relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, etc. create contractual obligations. Legal obligations also exist to avoid negligence, fraud, and other liabilities under tort law. Economists po...

January 2, 2018

Leaving home for the first time and going off to college is an exciting and stressful time for tens of thousands of students across the U.S. each year.  Leaving the familiarity of family, friends and community behind and entering an often much more diverse community filled with...

It’s time to shake things up in our attempt to teach ethics to college students. The old ways do not work well. The days of lecturing ad nauseam about the philosophy of ethics is gone. Let’s face it. Students don’t relate to Kant, Rawls and Bentham, not to mention Plato and Ari...

May 23, 2017

How Can We Live Our Lives in Accordance with Virtue?

The Greek fable has been used to teach ethics for ages. They date back to the mid-6th century BCE. Aesop’s Fables are the world’s best known collection of morality tales. The fables, numbering 725, were originally told from pe...

May 17, 2017

Individual Rights versus a Communitarian Ethic

There are many arguments that have been raised for and against legalizing marijuana as I addressed in my last blog. In this blog, I focus on the morality of marijuana use, rather than the law.

Most of the arguments against marij...

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