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CEOs Who Cheat on Spouse Twice as Likely to Cheat at Work: Study - Bloomberg
Cheating on your spouse goes hand in hand with cheating in the workplace.
ethics  adultery  sociology 
august 2019 by whip_lash
Meaningness | Better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—around problems of meaning: self, society, ethics, purpose, and value
Better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—around problems of meaning and meaninglessness; self and society; ethics, purpose, and value.
ethics  philosophy 
december 2016 by whip_lash
Unix Programming - Master Foo and the Script Kiddie
A stranger from the land of Woot came to Master Foo as he was eating the morning meal with his students.
joke  ethics  security  humor 
june 2015 by whip_lash
Nuclear weapons: How Cold War major Harold Hering asked a forbidden question that cost him his career. - By Ron Rosenbaum - Slate Magazine
But I went ahead and dedicated my new book, How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III, to Maj. Harold Hering because Maj. Hering sacrificed his military career to ask a Forbidden Question about launching nuclear missiles. A question that exposed the comforting illusions of the so called fail-safe system designed to prevent "unauthorized" nuclear missile launches.
war  ethics  history 
march 2011 by whip_lash
Defense firms lure retired generals - The Boston Globe
The one-year “cooling off’’ period prohibits a retired general or admiral from directly making a sales pitch to their former military branch. For two years after retirement, the Pentagon prohibits them from participating in “particular matters,’’ meaning ongoing contracts greater than $10 million that were under their command. New editions of older weapon systems — like the new ground combat vehicle — are not considered “particular matters.’’
“Even if restrictions apply, ‘behind the scenes’ work is permitted, so essentially they can assist a new employer as long as they don’t place the call or show up at meetings,’’ said Scott Amey, the general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, a watchdog group.

The generals who navigate these ethical minefields said they are capable of managing potential conflicts without oversight, because of their own integrity.
defense  ethics 
december 2010 by whip_lash
The Shadow Scholar - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
I've written toward a master's degree in cognitive psychology, a Ph.D. in sociology, and a handful of postgraduate credits in international diplomacy. I've worked on bachelor's degrees in hospitality, business administration, and accounting. I've written for courses in history, cinema, labor relations, pharmacology, theology, sports management, maritime security, airline services, sustainability, municipal budgeting, marketing, philosophy, ethics, Eastern religion, postmodern architecture, anthropology, literature, and public administration. I've attended three dozen online universities. I've completed 12 graduate theses of 50 pages or more. All for someone else.
culture  education  ethics 
november 2010 by whip_lash
A Neuroscientist Uncovers A Dark Secret : NPR
"And I took a look at my own PET scan and saw something disturbing that I did not talk about," he says.

What he didn't want to reveal was that his orbital cortex looks inactive.

"If you look at the PET scan, I look just like one of those killers."
biology  crime  ethics  genetics  law 
july 2010 by whip_lash
BBC News - Is driving more dangerous than flying through ash?
The problem is that people are generally terrible at making rational decisions about risk.
To take just one of many examples, many Americans avoided planes after 9/11 and travelled by road instead. As a result, a team of researchers from Cornell University estimated there were at least 1,200 more deaths on America's roads than there would have been.
ethics  risk  government 
june 2010 by whip_lash
In the Hunt for Planets, Who Owns the Data? - NYTimes.com
The decision to hold back some data, reported on Nature.com, has divided astronomers. Some say say they do not begrudge the Kepler scientists — who have in some cases devoted their careers to the project — a few more months with their data.

“Kepler was constructed and launched with a comparatively large sum of money for a project that is run by a single team,” said Ben Oppenheimer, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, in an e-mail message. “At this point, I have to say I do think they are being far too restrictive.”
ethics  science 
june 2010 by whip_lash
Op-Ed Contributor - A Grand Bargain Over Evolution - NYTimes.com
Since Lewis wrote — and unbeknown to many believers — evolutionary psychologists have developed a plausible account of the moral sense. They say it is in large part natural selection’s way of equipping people to play non-zero-sum games — games that can be win-win if the players cooperate or lose-lose if they don’t.
religion  science  evolution  ethics 
september 2009 by whip_lash
US threats mean evidence of British resident's Guantánamo torture must stay secret, judges rule | World news | guardian.co.uk
Evidence of how a British resident held in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp was tortured, and what MI5 knew about it, must remain secret because of serious threats the US has made against the UK, the high court ruled today.
law  europe  britain  ethics 
february 2009 by whip_lash
Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > The David Albo Employment Act
Albo boasts on his website that he's worked for 20 months to bring this bill into law. What his website doesn't mention is that when Albo isn't legislating tough new laws aimed at Virginia's motorists, he's representing those same motorists in court.
ethics 
july 2007 by whip_lash
List of journalists taking sides - Politics - MSNBC.com
The following 144 journalists made campaign contributions from 2004 through the first quarter of 2007, according to Federal Election Commission records studied by MSNBC.com.
ethics  journalism  politics 
june 2007 by whip_lash
The brain scan that can read people's intentions | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.
biology  security  ethics 
may 2007 by whip_lash

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