Why Do Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things?

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance Have you ever wondered why people you know who seem to be paragons of virtue sometimes deviate from ethical norms and do the wrong thing? Just about everybody knows such a person. But, what causes them to act that way in a particular situation? I... Read more →


Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Analyzing the Pros and Cons There is no doubt that the cannabis industry is growing rapidly. Currently, 38 states have passed laws permitting using marijuana, 19 of which allow it for not only medicinal purposes but recreational use as well. Several states are either currently debating the legalization issue or... Read more →


Is it Wrong for UBER to Charge Extra Fees for Disabled Passengers?

Analyzing the Ethical Issues of UBER’s Policy Is it ethical for UBER to charge disabled passengers a higher fee because the driver must wait until the disabled person is fully in the cab? How can we assess the ethicality of such a position taken by UBER? It’s an important issue... Read more →


Can AI Be Used to Resolve Ethical Quandaries?

There Are Limits When Incorporating Ethics into AI Decision-Making Perhaps you read the article “On An ‘ethical’ AI trained on human morals has turned racist.” It claims that while machine learning software Ask Delphi allows you to ponder any moral quandary, it may not give you an appropriate response. The... Read more →


Did the Divide over Teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) Cost Terry McAuliffe the Virginia Governorship?

Is Teaching About CRT Inherently Bad? I have previously blogged about Critical Race Theory (CRT). I've tried to take a balanced approach and explain not only why parents object to it being taught in schools and explaining what it holds as a theory, but have also discussed in a blog... Read more →


Where Does the US Stand in the World Happiness Report?

Happiness in the COVID-19 Environment I have previously blogged about happiness polls to see how the US ranks. I looked at how the U.S. ranks (2019) and how people can lead happier lives. I thought it would be in the top 10 countries. After all, we have in general elements... Read more →