Ethics

Why Animals Should Be Treated as Co-citizens

Tom Burns | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

It is likely that the way we treat animals will change and one day we might even call them our co-citizens. A few decades ago the animal rights movement seemed to some like a fringe fad, but it is now part the mainstream. Call me barking mad, but I suspect that in a few more decades we might be talking about co-citizen adoption agencies rather than pet shops.

Is It Wrong to Admire Nazi Rocket Scientists?

Terry Moorton | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Terry Moorton

It still bothers me, as it would any emotionally healthy person, how do I reconcile my love for the scientific achievements of a man whose work killed so many. The answer, I assume, lie in the methods and scientific validity of his work.

Professor Gives Students Fiendishly Cruel Ethics Question To Test Their Morals

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

University of Maryland students were faced with a rather cruel dilemma at the hands of their social psychology professor, who set them a fiendish ques...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

Dear Would Be Prime Minister - A Challenge From the UK Values Alliance

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Miss Deap Khambay

Your party would have us, the voters, believe that your people, plans and policies have clear and distinctive values at their heart. We are currently unconvinced, and sceptical with good cause. Here's why.

Don't Be Caught Grinning at Your Lamb Chops

Tom Burns | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

So-called 'extreme hunters' like giraffe killer Rebecca Francis regularly and deservedly receive public shaming, but few of us think twice about grinning at our lamb chops come dinner time.

A Defence for our Television Addiction

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Greenhalgh

The door creaks open and you emerge, still grasping the duvet that you have failed to part from for days. It's stained, ridden with crumbs and stinks like stale beer. With your square eyed comrades following cautiously behind you, your eyes strain to adjust to the new world.

Are Governments in a "Leap-Frog Race" on Business and Human Rights?

Eniko Horvath | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Eniko Horvath

When we recently contacted over 100 governments with questions on their actions on business and human rights, more than a dozen said that they are considering or developing a National Action Plan, including Brazil, Germany and the US.

Is the Search for Romance Ethical?

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Greenhalgh

To invest in a person's beauty isn't the wisest of investments due to unfortunate asset depreciation. But it got me thinking, is romance just another economical trade? If so, where does that leave romantic love morally?

Ethics (And God?) Are 'Built Into The Fabric Of The Cosmos'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech

How does reason emerge in a chaotic universe of barely-explicable physical laws? Quite easily, a researcher has claimed. The emergence of life, ...

Ethics is a Global Issue

Susan Liautaud | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Susan Liautaud

Professor Schwab has put ethics on the WEF agenda for the first time. He is right that trust has suffered and that ethics is critical...with a few nuances.

Benchmarking Business Ethics

Jo Swinson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

For decades, a company's performance has been measured almost exclusively in economic terms. Social and environmental issues such as health and safety in garment factories in Bangladesh, the use of conflict minerals in our mobiles, the privacy policies of internet service providers or forced labour on our doorstep have been seen as immaterial to how a company should be valued and how investors should assess performance. This is finally - and thankfully - changing.

Ethical Responses to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Inquiries - Why We Need a Slow Approach

Professor Ann Gallagher | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Professor Ann Gallagher

Moral outrage comes easily when we hear the details of historical and recent child abuse and exploitation. The scale and consequences of events in Rotherham in particular leave most people scrambling for sensible comment beyond 'appalling', 'inexcusable' and 'something must be done'. But we need to do better.

The Ethics of Film Classification

David Cooke | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

It's a vast subject, made even more complicated by the sheer variety of views about what film actually is. Is it most like photography, or novels, or plays, or cartoons, or something else again? Let me pick out just three of the issues I touched on.

Helping Leaders Achieve Positive Change

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

When Prime Minister, Tony Blair said that it's not the role of business to solve social problems. Business should just get on with the business of making money and leave social issues to others. How things have changed...

Rupert Thomson Interview: 'To Write Fiction at All Is a Moral Act'

Jason Holmes | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

With globe-trotting having fed his muse (he has lived in Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona), Thomson has now based his family in London, his intellect undimmed by what some might call the coziness of home.

ADI Delivers This Season's Must-Have for Fashion Victims

Jan Creamer | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Creamer

As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International has launched the ultimate accessory for those looking to put compassion at the heart of fashion.

Doctors Need to be Human

Jim Sherifi | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

We are currently in an professional environment where research-driven process is not being balanced by common sense. Even with all its failings there should always be a place for the dissenting voice born through experience to keep in check the march of the technocrat born through academic research.

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

MPs 'Need To Be Trained In Being Honest'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

All MPs should be expected to attend ethical training, a standards watchdog has said, after finding evidence the House of Commons was lagging behind o...

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

Fresh Thinking: Longitude Problem Solved

Rebecca Rose | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

Voting has begun on the selection of the most pressing issue of our day: ensuring universal access to safe water, providing everyone with nutritious a...

Animal Research: A New Era and a New Debate?

Barney Reed | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barney Reed

We want to see a debate framed in terms of what is happening now, not whether the use of animals led to a scientific discovery or progress eighty or a hundred years ago. Science, technology, and concern for animals have all evolved significantly since then, and the debate must too. Why is a specific animal 'model' or study thought relevant or valid now?

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.