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Fall 2018 Florence

  • UN speeches for and against multilateralism and globalism. Later this term, we will read about globalism, which is a system of moral and political views advocating the weakening of national sovreignty in favor of multilateral agreements. It has clear implications for immigration, but also for a host of other issues. Read this article to get some information about where the US, France, and other countries are on this emerging moral perspective.
  • Follow the case of alleged sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

Past semester's Ethics News!

  • New research on Trump voters motivations [1]
  • Let's try to look out for news stories with ethical dimensions and quickly identify them. You might post a link or just report your item in class.
  • Check out Rev. Carleton Pearson's story in the new movie, Come Sunday
  • Political movement toward Federal decriminalization of marijuana.
  • James Shaw, Jr., Waffle House Hero. [2]
  • New therapies for opiod and heroin use offer the prospective of “vaccines” which block the effects of these highly addictive drugs. Should users be required to take vaccines?
  • Example from FIRE website: [3] of new attitudes toward liberty of thought and conscience.
  • What are the ethical issues behind the raid of the president's private attorney's office?
  • Details from a local radio story on the local congressional rep race: McMorris-Rogers (R) vs. Brown (D). supporters on each side show predicted MFT triggers.
  • More chemical attacks on children, women, and male civilians in Syria.
  • ongoing teacher strike in Oklahoma raises distinct ethical claim. (Not just homo economicus.)
  • This Inlander article raises interesting questions about how values enter into community planning and development. [4]
  • Consider attending an Ethics Bowl team scrimmage this month. More details from Dr. Maria Howard (
  • Police shootings of unarmed black men. The Sacramento case of Stephon Clark.
  • Hero in French terror attack.
  • "Catch and Kill" journalism in the case of Karen McDougal.
  • Cambridge Analytica news. Consider hypotheticals.
  • "Fairness" in trade. (Will come up in globalization discussions.)
  • More k-12 student walkouts
  • West Virginia teachers' strike offers example of inequity aversion, ethics in negotiation.
  • Learning about the views of Jordan Peterson, who claims a right of conscience to not use new gender pronouns. See his wiki page.
  • Quick change in gun control views. Today's student walkouts seem to be making a values statement.
  • The dehumanizing effect of scripted call center interactions.
  • Weinstein Lawsuit holds up sale of troubled company - group resp
  • The idea of Baby bounds: giving all youths money to start out with as young adults.
  • [5]