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  • Ethics and banking.
    The ethics (or lack thereof) of banking
    On May 15, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) sponsored a one-day workshop in New York City. One prominent speaker, Michael Bromwich, spoke about “Addressing your highest risk: the C-suite” and talked briefly about...
  • Sam Harris
    Sam Harris and Controversy
    Let's explore the business of ethics in our modern times. All business and relations should be ethical, but we don't live in a perfect world.A recent article over at RichardDawkins.net claims Sam Harris, the author, has been unnecessarily...
  • Commencement Speech by Michelle Obama
    The Connection between Ethics and Mental Health
    Have you ever considered how living rightly day by day and practicing goodness for a lifetime may actually lead to better mental health?In Seminary I had two majors: Social Ethics, and Pastoral Psychology and Counseling. Back then, and for some...
  • Beginning Christian Philosophy
    5 Best books to help you study christian philosophy
    Thomas Aquinas.St. Augustine.Peter Kreeft.Epicurus.What do these people have in common?They are all Christian philosophers. Or at least, what they theorize(d) about pertain to God, creation, Christ, and so much more. What’s more is that if...
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    The Bible and dating
    A while back some friends and I were out at dinner and the conversation eventually turned to dating. All kinds of topics were being discussed (passionately!) and the conversation seemed to fall along gender lines with the common denominator being...
  • Job Search like a Secret Agent
    Job Search like a Secret Agent
    You look furtively around the office. Your pulse quickens as you enter in your user name and password. Quickly you take a sip of your coffee as you wait for the main screen to load. Come on. Come on. Sweat starts to form on your brow. While it...
  • Fly fishing ethics
    Fly fishing ethics
    Ethos is the ancient greek root of the common day "ethics". Ethos, refers to character, and ethics is the study of character, and more so, right and wrong conduct. So why is it important to fly anglers?What is the carrying capacity of...
  • Early season fly fishing: Tips on etiquette
    Early season fly fishing: Tips on etiquette
    We’ve all experienced it. You wake up early for Opening Day. You've prepared in advance so that all you have to do is dress, grab a coffee, and hit the road. You drive for what seems forever and have a slight smile on your face thinking...
  • Anarchy symbol
    A libertarian case against mandatory voting
    On Mar. 18, President Obama held a speech and Q&A session in Cleveland, Ohio. Toward the end, he suggested the idea that voting should be made mandatory, saying, “Other countries have mandatory voting. It would be transformative if...
  • Clarke's hand
    The 100 and a libertarian perspective on innocent shields
    The 100 recently wrapped up its second season. The show is based on a book of the same name, but only loosely follows it. The show is set about a century after a nuclear war occurred on Earth. There are three major types of survivors: those who...
  • Hockey stick illusion
    Climate mitigation policies unethical
    On the ethics of global warming policies, Andrew Montford declares them devoid of any. Ethics that is, especially considering their nasty consequences. A new paper by the Englishman who blew holes in the hockey stick graph has reviewed the...
  • When in the blink of an eye
    When in the blink of an eye
    Recently the commercials featuring Subaru Automobiles in the Pacific NW have caught the attention of many, unfortunately not in a positive way. Let me explain, while covering the PetExpo NW in Seattle last spring Subaru had partnered with...
  • This mom went to court to have her 12-year-old daughter killed
    This mom went to court to have her 12-year-old daughter killed
    In August, a court in the United Kingdom granted Charlotte Fitzmaurice the right to have her 12-year-old daughter, Nancy, killed. The landmark decision was the first time that a child that was not on life support or suffering a terminal illness...
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    My biggest opposition to steroid use
    Steroids can kill you. So can many forms of performing enhancing drugs. Everyone knows this. However, this is not the main reason I'm against them. Let me tell you why. What someone wants to do to their body is their prerogative. Its their choice....
  • Bonobo
    Scientist shows that morality is built into our biology
    The Veneer Theory, the historically popular idea that our morality is "a thin veneer over a cauldron of nasty tendencies," is wrong, says biologist Frans de Waal, who has spent his life studying primates. The idea that, without religions...
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