A ‘no mask, no taco’ sign at Chelsea Market in New York City.
Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images
A philosopher argues that wearing masks could be tied to living up to the standards of one's social group and recognizing that could help in persuading anti-maskers.
With a large number of patients with COVID-19, doctors face difficult choices.
John Moore/Getty Images
Doctors face difficult choices about rationing medical care. A scholar who studies discrimination argues that those with chronic illnesses and disabilities will be hit the hardest.
Who should get the groceries?
Alex Potemkin/iStock / Getty Images Plus
In these times of fear and uncertainty, many of us face daily decisions regarding the right thing to do. An ethicist offers guidance on how to think through them.
Long lines at a grocery store in Spring, Texas, as people rush to stockpile.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
Doctors are facing difficult choices in the coronavirus pandemic.
Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP
Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
A few things to know before you head out for a job interview.
What makes an action 'good' or 'evil'? And are there situations under which lying for a job interview might be justified?
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Are tracking technologies changing parenting?
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
Several parents do not want their children vaccinated, for religious or other reasons.
Measles cases in the US have reached their highest in 25 years. A bioethicist argues why parents opposed to vaccination are not just wrong about the science, but about the morals.
What can philosophers tell you about paying taxes?
Many Americans are fretting over paying their taxes. A philosopher says the moral question isn't as much about a duty toward the government, but being fair to fellow tax-paying citizens.
Greek philosopher Socrates.
Three philosophers put up a booth at the entrance to a New York City subway, so people could come to them with questions. They got hit with some real zingers.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife, speaks during a news conference.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
A philosopher argues that moral responsibility for past transgressions can actually change over time. The test lies in how deeply an individual has changed.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
The largest public housing complex in the country, Queensbridge Houses, is located near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
When large companies move into an area, the result is often gentrification. When this happens, the economic and social costs for displaced residents is typically high.
Vaccine work because they help create herd immunity.
Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.
What ethical issues should you consider when watching football?
Football plays an important role in American culture. Experts point out some ethical questions you might consider asking this season.
How can photographers be more sensitive towards their subjects?
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Images of famine or poverty are often used by human rights groups to galvanize support. And they often do. The ethics of these images is a more complex story.
What are the ethics of anonymous resistance?
An expert argues why the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times can hardly be considered an act of civil disobedience and why it might make things even worse in the Trump administration.
Telomeres, a part of DNA that hold the key to biological aging.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.