Tag: Ethics

Basic Income (10 Reasons)

Basic Income (10 Reasons)

The US Declaration of Independence says we all have the right to life and liberty. But the truth is you don’t have the right to life and liberty unless you can afford it. One in seven Americans lives in poverty. That means they can’t afford basic needs like food and shelter. But we have in …

The “Cost” Of Globalization

The “Cost” Of Globalization

You’ve been waiting in line for hours to get your hands on the newest version of your smartphone, promising quicker access to information while featuring quick and intuitive on-the-go banking, a built in GPS to help you get to that concert you’ve been so desperately waiting for, and of course, the easiest tools to help …

Adam Smith: Morality & Markets – Is the System Rigged?

Adam Smith: Morality & Markets – Is the System Rigged?

Corruption, fraud, and greed continue to dominate media here in the United States and around the world. As high unemployment and wage stagnation plague the middle class…and growing income inequality has caused millions to wonder: is the system rigged? Is the free market, in its very nature, corrupt? What is the relationship between morality and …

Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part 2: Adam Smith

Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part 2: Adam Smith

One of the people who was tremendously influenced by Hutcheson is Adam Smith, another of the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith’s famous for two major works, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The Wealth of Nations is a great work of economics. So important is this, that he’s been called …

Ethics of Care

Ethics of Care

♪[opening music]♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>Melissa Burchard: Yay! Okay! Hey everybody! I hope you’re doing alright. This is really late for me, so hopefully my brain is going to continue working through the entire class period, and, in fact, into the next one. I don’t actually require on a regular basis that my brain continue …