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Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That - The New York Times
"I have faith that when the hard work of exposing these injustices is over, the current media drama of who did what to whom will give way to a constructive dialogue between mature men and women in the workplace and beyond."
usa  politics  ethics 
december 2017 by imbreakfast
My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath - Bloomberg View
by Timothy L. O'Brien

"Trump sued me, then had to acknowledge 30 times during a deposition that he had lied over the years about a wide range of issues."
politics  ethics  law  government  usa  crime 
june 2017 by imbreakfast
Principles of Medical Ethics
"The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician."
medicine  ethics 
january 2016 by imbreakfast
Home - Dark Patterns
'Normally when you think of "bad design", you think of laziness or mistakes. These are known as design anti-patterns. Dark Patterns are different – they are not mistakes, they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.'
design  usability  psychology  ethics 
november 2011 by imbreakfast
Why I will never pursue cheating again
"Public projects – All of the work ends up public, so embarrassment is the deterring factor. Peer review – Students have to present their work in class, and are judged by others. Competitions – Grades are performance-based (e.g. students build websites to attract the greatest number of unique visitors)."
education  ethics  ideas 
august 2011 by imbreakfast
Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty
2011 Jan 31, "Investigative journalist Brian Deer talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Deer's seven years of reporting and legal issues surrounding the 1998 article in The Lancet claiming that the MMR vaccine causes autism and bowel problems. Deer's dogged pursuit of the truth led to the discovery that the 1998 article was fraudulent and that the lead author had hidden payments he received from lawyers to finance the original study. In this podcast, Deer describes how he uncovered the truth and the legal consequences that followed. The conversation closes with a discussion of the elusiveness of truth in science and medicine."
healthcare  medicine  audio  science  ethics 
february 2011 by imbreakfast
The Good Show - Radiolab
2010 Dec 14, "In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?"
psychology  ethics  thought  biology  religion 
december 2010 by imbreakfast
When Scientists Sin: Scientific American
2010 Jul, From his investigations Goodstein found three risk factors present in nearly all cases of scientific fraud. The perpetrators, he writes, “1. Were under career pressure; 2. Knew, or thought they knew, what the answer to the problem they were considering would turn out to be if they went to all the trouble of doing the work properly; and 3. Were working in a field where individual experiments are not expected to be precisely reproducible.”
science  ethics 
june 2010 by imbreakfast
Science Shows That Markets Make People Fairer - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
"Are people innately fair-minded or is it learned behavior? A fascinating new study, "Markets, Religion, Community Size, and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment," that is a big step toward resolving this question is being published today in the journal Science. The researchers find strong evidence that market institutions cause people to treat each other, especially, strangers more fairly. The research is based on the results of behaviorial experiments in 15 different societies which have varying amounts of integration into markets."
markets  economics  institutions  ethics 
march 2010 by imbreakfast
Moral Foundations Theory Homepage
"Moral Foundations Theory was created to understand why morality varies so much across cultures yet still shows so many similarities and recurrent themes. In brief, the theory proposes that five innate and universally available psychological systems are the foundations of “intuitive ethics.” Each culture then constructs virtues, narratives, and institutions on top of these foundations, thereby creating the unique moralities we see around the world, and conflicting within nations too."
culture  ethics 
march 2010 by imbreakfast
Science: The looming crisis in human genetics | The Economist - 13 Nov 2009
"If the shift from GWAS to sequencing studies finds evidence of such politically awkward and morally perplexing facts, we can expect the usual range of ideological reactions, including nationalistic retro-racism from conservatives and outraged denial from blank-slate liberals. The few who really understand the genetics will gain a more enlightened, live-and-let-live recognition of the biodiversity within our extraordinary species—including a clearer view of likely comparative advantages between the world’s different economies."
genetics  ethics  science  medicine  tech  trends 
december 2009 by imbreakfast
Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » No One Peer-Reviews Scientific Software
28 Nov 2009 - "Most climatology papers submitted for peer review rely on large, complex and custom-written computer programs to produce their findings. The code for these programs is never provided to peer reviewers and even if it was, the peer climatologists doing the reviewing lack the time, resources and expertise to verify that the software works as its creators claim."
science  computing  ethics  research 
december 2009 by imbreakfast
Ode To A Burrito -- Chipotle Mexican Grill -- Humane Meat | Fast Company
"Acquired by McDonald's in 1998 when there were only 14 Chipotles, the company went public in 2006 with 500 stores and watched its stock rise from $22 to $110 in 18 months."
business  ethics  food 
april 2008 by imbreakfast
Boing Boing: LA Times religious reporter loses faith
From comments: "There's no sin or hypocrisy in professional ministry per se, but there should be limits I believe in compensation -- especially when the world is watching and cutting no slack...No one, but a fool believes in human perfectibility."
religion  ethics 
august 2007 by imbreakfast
Robert D. Novak - House of Corruption? -
"Republican Rep. Jeff Flake's stubborn adherence to principle forced an hour-long delay that revealed unpleasant realities about Congress."
politics  government  ethics 
august 2007 by imbreakfast
FRONTLINE: spying on the home front: watch the full program online | PBS
"So many people in America...[have] been convinced that these programs are only targeted at suspected terrorists...Our programs are not perfect, and it is inevitable that totally innocent Americans are going to be affected by these programs."
society  usa  video  ethics  politics  government  tech 
july 2007 by imbreakfast
Wired 15.04: The See-Through CEO
"Now, billion- dollar ideas come to CEOs who give them away; corporations that publicize their failings grow stronger. Power comes not from your Rolodex but how many bloggers link you - and everyone trembles before search engine rankings."
blogs  business  ethics  media  popculture 
april 2007 by imbreakfast
Airlines Learn to Fly on a Wing and an Apology - New York Times
"Now, rather than rely entirely on weary front-line workers, many airlines are institutionalizing the apology..."
business  ethics 
march 2007 by imbreakfast
Cafe Hayek: Never give both sides when you know you're right
"The Tennessean reports on a speech where Gore attacks the media for being balanced in their reporting on global warming. Gore thinks it's a mistake for the media to report on any dissension or skepticism in the scientific ranks." ???
politics  science  ethics  journalism  media 
march 2007 by imbreakfast
TCS Daily - Religion, Government, and Civil Society
We need to love something larger than ourselves. Many people love God. Perhaps civil societarians can love our ideal of a civil society. I am happy to love the flag and the republic for which it stands. Just not in public schools.
culture  politics  religion  thought  ethics 
february 2007 by imbreakfast
CJR November/December 2006 - Omens and Incidents
"I think the Americans, for some reason, didn’t take religion that seriously as a factor in Iraqi society..."
usa  world  culture  thought  psychology  military  ethics  history 
november 2006 by imbreakfast
McDonald's Interactive Division - The Most Serious Game
"Today I'm going to tell you the story of a game so serious that it changed the direction of a company. And I'll also talk about an even more serious game - the game we're all playing with the future of the world."
politics  science  ecology  economics  ethics 
june 2006 by imbreakfast
Games that use Starforce
"Unwilling to take chances, numerous PC enthusiasts feel that Starforce-protected games should not be supported, as they believe that the risk of undesired side-effects and dangers to one's computer, or of the inability to play a legally purchased game, i
games  tech  popculture  ethics 
december 2005 by imbreakfast

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