Ethical Guidebook

A discussion of the difference between our personal values and our public ethics, how mature citizens can support both, and why our love for public ethics must trump our love for personal and group values when they conflict in the public space. Ethics offers a guidebook for evaluating public issues and finding multilateral solutions to endless cycles of values centric conflicts and unilateral violence.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

It must be OK

"Somebody's making money so it must be OK" is an underlying assumption behind a lot of 'necessary' political decisions that override longer term civil rights and environmental sustainability decisions. Examined in even a trivial way, on any scale from the personal to the globe, this assumption is obviously not a healthy model for overriding other considerations.