Everyone wants a slice of the pie.
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Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Unrest in Chile in October 2019 over inequality of income, but some argue it was as much to do with fair opportunity.
We all think we want equality, but in reality it's often fairness that is more important to us.
Without genuine global leadership the ability of economies to "build back better" after the disaster caused by COVID-19 will unfairly favour wealthier populations and nations.
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Lockdown requires that we all act as if we know nothing, even if we are world experts on disease transmission.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past portraits of Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Bonnie Henry on a boarded up business in downtown Vancouver, B.C. on April 1, 2020.
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Politicians and public health officials appeal to our sense of fairness in requesting the public's co-operation in controlling the pandemic. But COVID-19 doesn't affect everyone equally.
When algorithms make decisions with real-world consequences, they need to be fair.
A machine learning expert predicts a new balance between human and machine intelligence is on the horizon. For that to be good news, researchers need to figure out how to design algorithms that are fair.
South Africans celebrate the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby Woirld Cup.
Unity for the wrong reasons reduces social cooperation to whatever happens to benefit a particular person or group, making it a zero-sum game.
President Muhammadu Buhari attends a campaign rally ahead of the 16 February elections.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
To feel a pang of pleasure at the misfortune of others is to be human.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
Former South African Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas gave damning evidence at the State capture commission.
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Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
Protesters voice their disapproval of the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill.
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Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
Bill Shorten used his budget-in-reply speech to appeal to middle Australia.
Labor needs to convincingly discredit the 2017 budget to the point that the government cannot use it to help restore its standing in the eyes of voters.
Business splits can be resolved fairly without resulting to the “Texas shoot out” method.
Researchers have come up with a new way to make sure each partner in a business gets their fair share when they decide to split.
How fast can it get here?
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Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
Jim Thorpe and Ben Johnson were both banned from the Olympics. But if each had played at different points in history, they would have been allowed to compete.
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In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.
Do PEDs make athletes less human?
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As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but politics as usual has had its day. It's time for progressivism to move fast.
Scott Morrison said the government’s changes to superannuation were done in the name of fairness.
The only problem with an appeal to fairness is there is no single understanding of what the word means.
With moralistic gods watching, it’s easier to be fair and cooperative.
For human groups to grow from small, intimate communities to the huge interconnected societies we know now, people needed to be willing to cooperate with strangers. Religion might have played a big role.
It’s all just data – how can it be prejudiced?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.