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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, jogs onto Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket landing pad in Texas in July 2021 before launching into space. Tony Gutierrez/AP

Friday essay: ambition, our least liked virtue?

Ambition is a two-edged sword: both creative and destructive. Debate about its value has raged since antiquity and there is a long tradition of casting ambitious women as monsters.
Instead of asking how universities might benefit from shifting courses online permanently, we ought to ask how students might suffer from fewer opportunities for lived experience and practice. (Shutterstock)

The problem with online learning? It doesn’t teach people to think

We ought to worry that the pandemic has made it even easier to reduce teaching to disseminating knowledge.
Keeping what is not rightfully one’s own reveals a lack of integrity and kindness. Mohammed Asad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

What are the ethics of giving back money that doesn’t belong to you?

Charles Schwab mistakenly transferred over $1.2 million to the account of a woman who then kept the money. Did she have a moral obligation to return it? An expert says the answer is not that simple.
Donald Trump’s helicopter landing at the White House, Oct. 5, as he returns from being hospitalized at Walter Reed. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images

‘What goes around comes around,’ or what Greek mythology says about Donald Trump

A classics scholar and poet turns to Greek mythology, especially the story of Oedipus the King, to explain the drama – or perhaps tragedy – that is taking place in the highest office in the land.

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