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Is it ever ethical to violate a democratic constitution? If the rationale for military intervention is to save democracy, does that make it legitim...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2009
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Why can't the U.S. negotiate a domestic solution to health care? Individuals are certainly responsible for their health. A wealthy society can also...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2009
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently declared that burqas are not welcome in France. To some, the burqa represents the suppression of women. Y...

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When are elections legitimate? What about Iran? Elections assume that losers accept results. Because many disagree, can they overturn an election? ...

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Fairness is a universal concept, but its application depends on time and place. The three pillars of ethical choice—pluralism, rights and responsib...

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Balancing rights and responsibilities is one of the pillars supporting ethical choice. How far do our rights extend? Do responsibilities diminish o...

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How do we celebrate differences without falling into the trap of cultural relativism?

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To become ethical, must behavior be grounded in a religious faith or other system of belief? How do we judge the behavior of states and people?

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New York is no longer viewed as the financial capital of the world, or even of the United States. Given the recent government intervention in state...

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Participants in Britain's nuclear weapons testing program argued recently that health was damaged by radiation. Who is responsible? Should compensa...

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Senator Specter is now a Democrat. Was his decision to switch parties principled, pragmatic, or just expedient?

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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Torture is wrong. So who is culpable? The point people? The memo writers? The overseers? No one? Everyone?

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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According to Dambisa Moyo, large foreign aid flows to Africa disenfranchise Africans and prop up corrupt African leaders. If we follow Moyo's advic...

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Competition magnifies the importance of choices people make, as penalties for failure and rewards for cheating increase. What would you do if faced...

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Can public discussion of issues acknowledge gray areas despite being polarized by the media and single issue groups?

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What are the ethics of global sports development? Now that America's favorite pastime has gone global, is baseball watched and played for the love ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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Do we respect the wishes of anti-Castro Americans, to restrict trade, or the wishes of agriculture and medical sales interests, to open Cuban marke...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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Banning headscarves may violate an individual's right of religious expression and choice. Allowing headscarves may violate a state's commitment to ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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A Colombian immigrant was recently denied her investor's visa, forcing her to shut down her U.S. company and fire her six employees. Does immigrati...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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Less than one percent of the earth's water is consumable, and many parts of the world may be heading toward water bankruptcy. Should private owners...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
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While saving jobs is an urgent task in today's economy, promoting "Buy American" policies may hurt our chances of recovering from the recession. Ho...

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What is true for the individual may not be true for the group, the state, or the international system, and vice versa. Does this suggest that ethic...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2009
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How can we resolve the financial melt-down and prevent another? Solutions focus on free markets, regulation, or rewards. Perhaps we should balance ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2009
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What criteria do you emphasize when deciding "How is my country doing?" Are you proud of how your country compares with the world?

  • Added: Sep 09, 2009
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Should we observe Morgenthau's principles--avoid the crusading spirit and heed others' perspectives--or is promoting democracy and taking a forcefu...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2009
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