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, October 02, 2013

March to the Beat of a Different Dummer

This country has celebrated family values, touted greed is good, and laughed at dumb and dumber.  All of these are fine if limited to personal decisions that do not affect others and applied in non critical contexts.  In public decisions putting some people's interpretation of family values over everyone else's civil rights is a recipe for bullying.  Putting greed with no rules over incentive while playing fairly is a formula for financial chaos.  Putting leaders in charge who practice dumb and dumber by ignoring facts and going to war and denying climate change that is already devastating us is simple idiocy. Perhaps it is time to support more ethical and fair civil and economic rules that level the playing field and intelligent leaders who will not take us down blind paths and off economic and environmental cliffs.