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June 2012

Should Soda Sizes be limited by Government?

A Healthy Body Can Lead to a Healthy Mind Following the lead of New York City, Cambridge, Massachusetts is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in city restaurants. Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis proposed the idea at the City Council’s meeting on June 18, saying she brought the... Read more →

Are we raising a Generation of Educational Dummies?

A Culture of Incompetence You’ve heard it before. The test scores and skill level of U.S. students today is abysmal. Results of a global education survey in December 2010 show U.S. high school students come in 26th out of 65 places worldwide in combined scores for math, science and reading... Read more →

Ethics Education About the Harmful Effects of Bullying

The Golden Rule and Bullying Recent bullying-related studies suggest there is a strong link between bullying and suicide. Many parents, teachers, and students learn the dangers of bullying and reach out to help students who may be at risk of committing suicide. Though too many adults still see bullying as... Read more →

The Ethics of “Whiskey Plates”

Privacy Rights vs. the Good of Society One of the benefits of teaching ethics is I often have discussions with my students about issues that I would not otherwise think of. One such case relates to a paper submitted by my one of my students, Sarah Boudaghians. The paper deals... Read more →

Doing the Right Thing after You’ve Decided What is the Right Thing to Do

Values-based Decision Making Assume you are the controller of Nuts & Bolts Company and are approached by the chief financial officer about $100,000 costs incurred related to the acquisition of a new machine to be used in the production process. Since these costs are essential to get the assets in... Read more →