Ethics http://wunc.org en Dirty Business http://wunc.org/post/dirty-business <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Former stockbroker Bernie Madoff and former&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">New York Times</i><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;journalist Jayson Blair share infamy for their unethical business decisions.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">A new <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24865577">report</a> considers the psychology behind these transgressions and shows that misdeeds tend to escalate into larger scandals over time.</span></p><blockquote><p>Life's difficult choices rarely present themselves in one dramatic question or one big decision. Instead, our most important choices in life, including ethical ones, present themselves in small baby steps.</p><p>-Jayson Blair&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 38742 at http://wunc.org Dirty Business The Ethics of Torture http://wunc.org/post/ethics-torture <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Many have criticized the&nbsp;American government's use of torture since 9/11 including military experts who say it it is ineffective. But for Christian ethicist </span><a href="http://davidpgushee.com/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">David Gushee</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">, the very question of effectiveness is a degrading one.&nbsp;</span><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3">He believes the usefulness of a behavior does not affect its morality.&nbsp;</font></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Gushee is part of the non-governmental, bipartisan </span><a href="http://detaineetaskforce.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Task Force on Detainee Treatment</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">, convened by the </span><a href="http://www.constitutionproject.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Constitution Project</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Gushee speaks tonight at </span>7pm<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> at </span><a href="http://www.pullen.org/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Pullen Memorial Baptist Church</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> in Raleigh. A declassified report on CIA torture is expected to be released by the </span><a href="http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Senate Select Committee on Intelligence</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> later this summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:25:52 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37831 at http://wunc.org The Ethics of Torture Winning Ethics: National Competition Comes To Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/winning-ethics-national-competition-comes-chapel-hill <p></p><p>Sandhya Mahadevan doesn’t come off as someone who is likely to back down from anyone. She’s whip-smart, looks you dead in the eye when she’s talking to you, and can’t wait to engage on the events of the day.</p><p>But after a few years on her high school debate team, even she was looking for something a little less combative. That’s when she heard about the Ethics Bowl.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:33:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13918 at http://wunc.org Winning Ethics: National Competition Comes To Chapel Hill Meet Jan Boxill http://wunc.org/post/meet-jan-boxill <p>Jan Boxill grew up playing football with her 11 siblings at a time when girls weren’t even allowed to march in the band because it was too strenuous. She went on to help found her college basketball team, and later became a college coach. For more than 20 years Jan served as the Public Address Announcer for Women’s Basketball at UNC and was even an announcer at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:15:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Rachel McCarthy 21149 at http://wunc.org Meet Jan Boxill