In Oscar Wilde's novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America's evils.
A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.
The problem with hypocrisy is that it shatters truth. If we believe in a principle, but don’t apply it ourselves, that principle is essentially meaningless.
As people file their taxes in a year where many are going through financial hardships brought on by COVID-19, a scholar argues that cheating on one's taxes would still be morally wrong.
Having poor morals doesn't mean that a young person is inherently bad.
Lockdown requires that we all act as if we know nothing, even if we are world experts on disease transmission.
People who act holier than thou aren't necessarily better than the rest of us. In fact, their moral grandstanding may be driving society apart.
Giving away big sums of money is supposed to make the world a better place. So, why are so many deep-pocketed donors getting themselves and the causes they support in trouble?
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
United Airlines faced a public relations nightmare when they dragged a man off a flight in 2017 – until the blame shifted back to the victim.
We feel less shame in our personal lives than ever, which is a good thing. But we do still need our leaders to be bound by it.
What it means to be a good teacher has changed over time, along with prevailing views on what constitutes appropriate behavior.
Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.
A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Researchers were surprised to learn that in 38 countries, lost wallets with higher sums of money were returned more often than those with smaller amounts.
Given there have been so many ethical breaches from parliamentarians in recent years, instituting a code of ethics is worth considering.
An analysis of billions of words in the Google Books database shows the way society has valued moral principles such as compassion, respect for authority, community values and fairness over time.
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?