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.


At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you been o' promoter of hard to read misleading thought? Don't you know there is an election brewing? Don't you know the democrats are in trouble? Have you given up because Obama has not fulfilled his promises?

"We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values."

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Paul Noeldner said...

Every country has values, and values alone can make for some pretty ugly forms of government. America is founded on civil liberties and ethical institutions that transcend individual and group values, and enable having different values without killing each other. This is a critical difference that mature citizens appreciate and support.


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