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February 2020

Are Participation Trophies a Good Thing?

The Role of Internal Motivation in Sports I must admit a bias against the awarding of participation trophies to kids even if they do not win a sports contest. From an ethical perspective it runs the risk of harming one’s internal motivation to work as hard as possible; do you... Read more →


Presidential Politics: With Whom Would You Like to Have a Beer?

Thoughts on Picking a Democratic Candidate for President I’ve decided the best way to chose a candidate for President from the field of Democratic candidates is to ask with whom I would like to have a beer. The reason is we should take everything they say with ‘a grain of... Read more →


Ethics in the Era of Trump

Ethics vs Values Has the Trump presidency been marked by ethical behavior? How would we know? Why should we care? Ethical behavior is important in all aspects of life because it reflects our character: who we are and what we stand for. Ethical values, such as honesty and kindness, inform... Read more →


How to Be a Better Person

Ethical Principles to Live By Most people go about their daily lives without paying much attention to ethics. They may be good people and ethics may be embedded in their character. Even so, it’s a good idea to think about what you are doing (or about to do) and why.... Read more →