Should I Hang Out With Someone Whose Political Views I Hate?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s hypocritical for a liberal to socialize with an increasingly extreme conservative.

#ethics-personal, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can I Ask Co-Workers if They’ve Had the Covid Vaccine?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on why asking about vaccine status isn’t a question of etiquette but of public health.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #ethics-personal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Is It OK to Ask Health Care Providers if They’re Vaccinated?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on navigating a world in which vaccination against Covid-19 is both common and contested.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ethics-personal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Complaint Against Liberal Modernity, and a Solution: Faith

In “The Unbroken Thread,” Sohrab Ahmari sees Western society as having overreached on freedom and lost a sense of rootedness in tradition and community.

#ahmari-sohrab, #books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #ethics-personal, #philosophy, #the-unbroken-thread-book

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What Pop Stoicism Misses About Ancient Philosophy

It’s not about self-improvement. It’s about being a good member of society.

#ethics-personal, #marcus-aurelius-antoninus, #philosophy, #seneca-4-bc-ad-65, #stoicism

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I’m Pro-Choice. Can I Donate to Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Clinics?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to weigh doing good against the beliefs of the do-gooder and becoming a godmother without being a Catholic.

#abortion, #atheism, #ethics-personal, #lying

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YouTube Videos Brainwashed My Father. Can I Reprogram His Feed?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on dealing with a parent radicalized by a recommendation engine and whether to cut off a friend who has joined a cult.

#ethics-personal, #religious-cults, #youtube-com

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Is It OK to Use Money Raised for a Child’s Cancer Care on a Car?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the limits of GoFundMe, whether to identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and unequal inheritances.

#ethics-personal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #leukemia

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My Child’s Egg Donor Is Latin American. Does That Make Him Latino?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what forms our identity and the importance of informed consent to medical procedures.

#artificial-insemination, #content-type-service, #ethics-personal, #hispanic-americans

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A Hygienist Had Covid. Shouldn’t My Dentist Have Told Me?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #privacy, #teeth-and-dentistry, #vaccination-and-immunization

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I’m Realizing My Friends Are Racist. What Should I Do?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to respond when longstanding friends reveal their prejudices — and more.

#australia, #ethics-personal, #race-and-ethnicity

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Hunting for a Leftover Vaccine? This Site Will Match You With a Clinic.

More than half a million people have signed up for Dr. B, a service that promises to match them with clinics struggling to equitably dole out extra doses before they expire.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dr-b, #drugstores, #ethics-personal, #massoumi-cyrus, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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I Don’t Trust Police Testimony. Can I Lie to Get on a Jury?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how far one should go to participate in the judicial process.

#ethics-personal, #jews-and-judaism, #jury-system, #lying, #tattoos, #vaccination-and-immunization, #witnesses

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Should I Get a Covid-19 Vaccine When Others Need It More?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what should determine eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #parenting, #privacy, #restaurants, #vaccination-and-immunization

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My Patients Need Me. Can I Quit?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on placing family above work despite the pandemic and becoming a volunteer in order to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #food-banks-and-pantries, #volunteers-and-community-service

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How Getting Canceled on Social Media Can Derail a Book Deal

Morals clauses are despised by many authors and agents, but big publishers insist that they need a way out if a writer’s reputation takes a nosedive.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #ethics-personal, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #simonschuster-inc, #writing-and-writers

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A Friend Shot a Biting Dog. I’m in Shock. What Should I Do?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on choosing a humane end for a pet and what to do with P.P.P. loan money you turned out not to need.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #ethics-personal

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Crossing State Lines for a Covid Vaccine

With no nationwide plan for distributing coronavirus vaccines, people are scrambling to other states. Some health officials, saying greater immunity is the goal, aren’t standing in the way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Am I Being Unkind by Rejecting My Father’s Gifts?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on feeling uncomfortable with giving money as a sign of love and the obligation to report a doctor’s incompetence.

#ethics-personal, #gifts

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Yes, Jumping the Covid Vaccine Line Matters

When hospital administrators and politicians’ spouses get immunized before people more at risk, it undermines confidence in the system.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Ethicists Say to Take the Covid-19 Vaccine if You Can

Declining a Covid-19 shot because you think it should go to someone else won’t help anyone.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Should I Warn My Ex’s Fiancée About His Cheating Heart?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on telling your ex’s fiancée that he betrayed her, absconding with a valuable letter discovered in a rental home — and more.

#cheating, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #paid-time-off, #robberies-and-thefts

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Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

#carson-benjamin-s, #christie-christopher-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-personal, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Do I Owe to an Impoverished Villager I Befriended Abroad?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether we have a duty of charity to individuals — and more.

#altruism, #ethics-personal, #poverty

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Should I Stop Speaking to My Trump-Supporting Friends?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on ending friendships with those who back the president, identifying as L.G.B.T.Q. on medical-school applications — and more.

#ethics-personal, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medical-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government

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My Girlfriend Wants to Play Tennis Indoors Despite the Pandemic

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing the risk of infection against what you owe your partner — and more.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #masks

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Life (and Death) Without God

The philosopher Todd May is an atheist who rejects the supernatural, but not the people who believe in it.

#atheism, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-personal, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

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Biden and Trump Say They’re Fighting for America’s ‘Soul.’ What Does That Mean?

The election has become a referendum on the soul of the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #ethics-personal, #presidential-election-of-2020, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j

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What Moral Philosophy Tells Us About Our Reactions to Trump’s Illness

The impulse to wish harm on others may come naturally, but that doesn’t make it right.

#ethics-personal, #medicine-and-health, #philosophy, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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What My Covid-19 Hallucination Showed Me

It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs

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I’m a Liberal in Alabama. Here’s What It’s Like Campaigning for Doug Jones.

As a liberal in the Deep South, I am in the minority, but I persist.

#alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #jones-doug-1954, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Coronavirus Response Was Beyond Incompetent

He wasn’t oblivious to the danger. He just didn’t care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-personal, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As a University Spokesman, Can I Promote a Reopening Plan I Question?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when you believe an employer is putting financial concerns ahead of health and safety — and more.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ethics-personal

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Is It OK That I Haven’t Told My Parents I Was Fired?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on why it can be hard to tell family you’ve lost your job, whether to collect unemployment benefits and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lying, #unemployment

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Covid-19 Testing Is in Short Supply. Should You Still Get a Test?

Public health officials once suggested only people with symptoms should be tested. Now some say getting one is a civic duty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #masks, #shortages, #tests-medical

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Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.

Why do millions of practitioners of the Jain religion strive to avoid harming even microscopic creatures?

#death-and-dying, #ethics-personal, #jainism, #philosophy, #vegetarianism

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Can My Boss Make Me Promise I Don’t Have Covid-19 Symptoms?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing workplace safety against personal privacy, and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Should I Call the Cops on My Stepson?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on calling the cops when you think your stepson has a drug addiction, giving your sibling money — and more.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-personal, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity

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Putting a Dollar Value on Life? Governments Already Do

Trade-offs are routine in health policy, and the math and analysis underlying them have been around for decades.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-economy

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My Brother Isn’t Raising His Child Right. Should I Speak Up?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on voicing concerns to a sibling about how he brings up his child and to officemates who embrace coronavirus conspiracies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #home-schooling, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Coronavirus Vaccine May Have a Shortcut: Infecting Volunteers

Should we take it?

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #ethics-personal, #oxford-university, #respiratory-diseases, #smallpox, #viruses

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We Can Make the Post-Pandemic World a Better Place

Our obligations to one another won’t end when this crisis does.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #philosophy

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How Do I Deal With a Friend Who Thinks Covid-19 Is a Hoax?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when a friend believes the coronavirus pandemic is a worldwide conspiracy — and more.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #ethics-personal, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #world-health-organization

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When Duty Calls, and Menaces

Amid the cheers of gratitude, a painful debate is brewing as doctors grapple with whether to join the front lines of a pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-personal, #hospitals, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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My Roommate’s Boyfriend Still Visits Despite the Outbreak. Can I Object?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when your roommate doesn’t understand that practicing social distancing means not seeing her boyfriend.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #roommates

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Our Cruel Treatment of Animals Led to the Coronavirus

The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #antibiotics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #philosophy

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