Ethics

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Liam Deacon | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

I've had it. I refuse to sponsor one more person to go skydiving, travel across South America collecting pictures of themselves patting wretched children on the head or drive a car across Europe in the name of the environment.

Entrepreneur Gives Company Away With Money in the Bank - It Could Be Yours!

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Ellie Stoneley

If you were offered the chance to acquire a successful company with £10K in the bank, with 10 years worth of contacts, clients and connections in a jaw droppingly inspiring little black book and the chance to lead and develop it what would you do?

University Is Now an Ethical Question

Brian John Spencer | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Is it ethical to let a young person go to university in the full knowledge that a degree will serve then with no hope of employment? Is it ethical to supply a student with skills and information that have no relevance to the world of work? Is it ethical let a young person to exchange their money and time for a degree that is materially worthless?

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Polyamory and Monogamy Mixing Under the Influence

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Monogamy, once the structure and safehold of my rule-based life now resembles the unhappy wasteland of Auschwitz. It is a place I once lived in, starved of freedom, healthy love and emotional growth. I clung to it as an better known devil and whilst I accept monogamy as a choice of my friends, I don't find it rational or sane

When Saying Yes Comes Before Patient Care - Robbie Williams' Unnecessary Hair Transplant

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

Robbie Williams has become one of Hollywood's latest to succumb to the lures of unnecessary surgery.

China: Absent Conscience and the Taste of Fear

Sarah Hardy | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Hardy

Apparently animals that have been brutally tortured to death taste better than those that have been humanely killed for human consumption. Say the people of the economic powerhouse that is China.

Mandela: Let's Not Talk About the Batik-Style Shirts

Christine de Leon | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

I imagine that today, fashion writers around the world will be mentioning Mr. Nelson Mandela's penchant for Indonesian batik-style shirts. Let's not do that here. Instead, let's talk about his life's work for a more just, more humane world.

Fashion Intentions

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

As the thin piece of attire some Muslim women choose to cover their faces with (as part of religious principal) once again becomes a point of discussion here in Britain, it is today an important day to think about clothing.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Are Standards for Lab Animals Really 'The Highest Possible'?

Barney Reed | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Barney Reed

Given our expanding understanding of animals' needs and their capacity to experience suffering, it is clear that some of the current provisions for animals are not the highest standards that could be possible.

A Tragedy for Britain and Syria, Inflicted By Our Own Parliament

Adam Seldon | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Last Thursday, the House of Commons defeated the government motion to use force '"if necessary" by 285 votes to 272 in light of the government's belief that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. From across the political spectrum, yesterday was heralded as a wonderful day for parliament.

Can Credit Unions Really Compete With the Profits of Wonga?

Ben Hughes | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Ben Hughes

Wonga has just announced that it makes over £1million profit every week. It made almost four million loans last year and is now the UK's joint 14th biggest lender. Can anyone really compete them out of business? I believe that community finance could and should do just that.

Ethics - A Place to the East of London?

James Whitmore | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK
James Whitmore

We don't often get to think about ethics so it is an interesting departure for the silly season to be dominated by them. To some minds, pornographers...

Why Values Matter at Work

Charles Elvin | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Charles Elvin

So why do ethics matter in the workplace and what should you do, as an employee, if you find yourself facing an ethical dilemma?

The Worst of Scottee

Scottee | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Scottee

We were able to find out things I've done to other humans - from suicide to AIDS and everything in between. I remember playing this back to the production team for the first time - it seemed like the dynamic in the room shifted a little as everyone was confronted with the effects of a lie I told aged 16.

Nelson Mandela: A Hero for the Human Race

Marko Kasic | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I am not competent enough to speak about the legacy that will survive Mandela. Nor am I versed in the study of politics to fully appreciate just how extraordinary Mandela's achievements have been. I am qualified to call Mandela one of the most iconic figures of our time and perhaps the 20th century's foremost actor for egalitarianism and liberation.

Students Stand Up for Science

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Brianne Kent [2011] is doing a PhD in Experimental Psychology with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: jscreationzs and h...

Why Are Members of Parliament Allowed to Earn Money on the Side?

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Don't we expect them to work full time anyway at being an MP? If they find they have spare time enough for other work is this not a sign that they should be working harder to serve their constituents and the nation as a whole?

What Do Companies Need to Do to Regain Trust? Be More Than Ethical

Charlie Mowat | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Charlie Mowat

The issue of trust is something I feel strongly about. As a businessman and the owner of an ethical company, The Clean Space, I hear a lot of talk about building trust in terms of ethical credentials.

Human Cloning Breakthrough Hailed By Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A "milestone" breakthrough in human cloning has been revealed by scientists, who successfully used skin to generate embryonic cells. Scientists in ...

Bangladesh Under Siege

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

As the week proceeds the baggage of the dark night in Dhaka must be made to come to surface. The government can no longer continue its charade of growth and development built on the back of corruption and the silencing of its opposition.

Why I've Given Up Shopping at American Apparel

Harriet Williamson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Despite the seething mass of corporate paranoia, rampant misogyny and disturbing sexualisation of young models displayed by American Apparel, I still believe that we can have clothing companies that pay their workers a fair wage without negating this achievement through other types of unethical behaviour.

The Road to Reputation Recovery

Milorad Ajder | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Change is happening fast and it's clear that for many companies, the challenge is to keep up. We live in a world where value is being built and destroyed at mindboggling speeds, shareholders are becoming more radicalised and consumers can pass and spread judgement on a company in the blink of an eye.

Kurdistan Region, Iraq Freedom of Speech

Laween Atroshi | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is not a secret, anymore, the torment and suffering the Kurdish population have endured under nationalistic and fascist regimes. It is painful enough to be tortured under inhumane methods, but to be a victim of ethnical cleansing is another level of intense suffering.