Trump’s golf course in Scotland has already emerged as a conflict.
The president-elect doesn't think his extensive business and other conflicts will be a problem when he's president. Research suggests it's because of a behavioral bias that affects us all.
A discipline neither good nor evil.
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Maybe you think neuroscience has a peaceable history of benign efforts to improve lives and enhance human capacities. But its origins and development tell a different story – with ethical implications.
Drought, which affects food production, will become more common as the Earth heats up, which can cause deaths and destabilize societies.
Many thousands, perhaps millions, of lives depend on the direction of Trump's climate policies.
A billboard of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro.
The world needs great leaders who thrive on making a positive difference to people’s lives and not on festering fear and war mongering.
Customers are more likely to behave unethically when they are angry.
Customers who are angry are more likely to behave unethically, no matter how high the stakes, new research shows.
You might feel small, but there are plenty of ways you can make a more positive contribution to the world.
Whom should I save?
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As self-driving cars proliferate, we need a system to handle difficult situations.
What is a good life for an egg-laying hen?
Voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot measure that assumed so. But a philosopher of animal welfare suggests the ethical issues involved are trickier than a yes/no vote would suggest.
Chelsea Clinton has taken a more prominent role in her family’s foundation.
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Many critics have made outlandish claims, yet beyond the partisan noise there are legitimate concerns that deserve closer scrutiny.
Montaigne: his free-ranging essays were almost scandalous in their day.
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Montaigne anticipated much of modern thought, and was profoundly shaped by the classics. His Essays, so personal yet so urbane, continue to challenge and charm readers.
CRISPR uses segments of bacterial DNA that can make targeted cuts in a genome when paired with a specific guide protein.
Controversy over a Chinese study that used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology shows how the West still looks at the East through the lens of Orientalism.
Many Australians will not benefit from the Financial Services Council’s new life insurance code, Gail Pearson says.
The Financial Services Council code of conduct for life insurance is the industry's last chance to reform before the government steps in.
World Bank president Jim Kim was recently appointed for a second term, but there are questions about the transparency of this process.
The World Bank risks looking hypocritical and becoming redundant if it doesn't improve its own management.
Did ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot let the cat out of the bag on manipulation of BBSW when speaking at the Standing Committee on Economics annual hearing?
In his response to questioning by MPs at the House Economics Committee hearings into the big four banks, Mr Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, When questioned…
Businesses need to consult customers to work out what is reasonable when it comes to using and securing their data.
Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data.
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Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
Despite the increased focus on corporate social responsibility, businesses don’t seem to be cleaning up their act.
Publicly listed Australian companies are still falling short of proper corporate social responsibility, judging by most recent reports.
Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev received a healthy remuneration package in 2016 despite scandals involving the bank.
Studies show performance-based incentives for CEOs do not lead to better organisational performance.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Apple didn’t know about the vulnerability until the iPhone hack.
Rich rewards are on offer to people who can help private companies develop software to exploit vulnerabilities in technology such as smartphones. It might be legal but is it ethical?
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?