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A Brief Philosophical Analysis of How Trump Has Handled COVID-19

Has He Made Ethical Choices? The ethical issues that surround Trump’s handling of COVID-19 are many. In this blog, I just touch upon the key points of two philosophical reasoning methods -- Kantian Rights Theory and Utilitarianism -- and leave it to the reader to learn more, if they so... Read more →


Here's Why We Have Diversity in Society and the Workplace but Not in Thought

Calling out the Cancel Culture I have previously blogged about the cancel culture and implications for free speech. The overall ethical question is: Is it right to target a person with whom you disagree, and use the Internet to express your outrage, get people fired, or pushed out of certain... Read more →


Closing the Gap Between the Haves and Have Nots: A Call for Compassionate Capitalism

It's Time to Allow Employees to Participate More Fully in Stock Ownership The disconnect between Wall Street and what we now call the “woke” culture is startling. During the week ended June 5, the stock market rose 1,985 points or about 20% on the Dow, the highest increase in value... Read more →


Is it Ethically Appropriate to Open Sporting Events During the Coronavirus?

Public Health vs. The Psyche of Society Each of the major sports leagues are planning to resume play/open during the next month or so. Is it the right time to open up given the current state of the coronavirus outbreak? This question raises ethical issues that need to be addressed.... Read more →


Nursing Home Deaths and COVID-19: A National Disgrace

Our Throwaway Society At the Hubert Humphrey Building dedication, Nov. 1, 1977, in Washington, D.C., former vice president Humphrey spoke about the treatment of the weakest members of society as a reflection of a government: “The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the... Read more →


Financing Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unintended Consequences of the PPP Program? The government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has unintended consequences. Namely, the amount of money a furloughed or unemployed worker receives from unemployment funds can be greater than the regular salary received had that individual returned to work. The main reason is the $600 boost... Read more →


Nurses and the Coronavirus

Nurses are the Most Respected Profession Gallup conducts a poll each year of how Americans view the honesty and ethics in a variety of professions. The latest poll results for 2019 were issued on January 6, 2020. For the 18th year in a row, Americans rate the honesty and ethics... Read more →


Ayn Rand and the Coronavirus

Applying Rand’s Philosophy of Objectivism to the Current Crisis I’ve had a lot of time to think about how philosophers might describe the coronavirus outbreak with respect to our personal responsibilities. It seems to me that Ayn Rand’s philosophy of individualism is a good place to start. What would Rand... Read more →


Teaching the Ethics of the Coronavirus

What College Students Should Know Everyone is caught up in the coronavirus outbreak whether as a health professional, government official, owner/CEO of a business and its employees, or average citizen. Many ethical issues exist about the way we have handled the crisis. Personal responsibility is important as is how we... Read more →


Emphasizing the Common Good During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Ethics and the Coronavirus As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow and the death toll mounts, it’s useful, from an ethics perspective, to use our experiences to date to evaluate our personal responsibilities to each other in this crisis. Why does this matter? Our society depends on communal... Read more →