The NEIJS Ethics Blog

 Ethics in the news.

Following ethical dilemmas as they challenge our world.

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Business & Legal Ethics

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Business & Legal Ethics

K2 Climbers Criticized Over Continuing Ascent After Finding Dying Porter

The New York Times

Chris Cameron

“Seventy mountaineers stepped over a living guy who needed big help at this moment, and they decided to keep on going to the summit.”

Medical Ethics

U.S. Suicides Reached a Record High Last Year

The Wall Street Journal

Julie Wernau

Older men are at highest risk, while suicide rates among young people have declined

Saudi Arabia Is Dangling Billions for Research on Aging. Scientists Are Lining Up to Take It.

The Wall Street Journal

Stephen Kalin

The kingdom’s plans to put more than $1 billion a year into global efforts on longevity stir anticipation—and hesitation around the country’s politics.

How America Got Mean

The Atlantic Magazine

David Brooks

In a culture devoid of moral education, generations are growing up in a morally inarticulate, self-referential world.

Technology Ethics

We Will Never Run Out of Resources

Wall Street Journal

Marian L. Tupy and David Deutsch

The supply of minerals is theoretically finite, but human knowledge and creativity are limitless.

Google Isn’t Grad School

The Atlantic

Arthur C. Brooks

Having so much information at our fingertips is useful but seductive, easily fooling us into thinking we know more than we do.