Category Archives: Ethics

Punishing politicians

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. The ideas in the paper you link to are certainly interesting and deserve thought. A note, though. You say, “Similarly, … Continue reading

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(Unhealthy) capitalists and slugs

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Beautifully put! I think of these insatiable capitalists in the same way I do about the slugs that infest … Continue reading

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Remembering Lawrence King

On the national annual Day of Silence, students observe a vow of silence to bring attention to bullying and harassment of LGBT students. This year’s Day of Silence — 25 April, 2008 — will be dedicated to the memory of … Continue reading

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Well said

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Great comments! “It is time for someone to step forward and point out that the two views that Bruce … Continue reading

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Friedrich Engels — “Suppose I want to change things? Then what?”

One day when he was just six years old, Friedrich Engels, the son of a prosperous textile manufacturer, was given a tour of his father’s factory. The young Engels was profoundly disturbed by the awful working conditions with which the … Continue reading

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Local viability and long-term self destruction

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. When you say that “Unrestrained competitive markets in laissez-faire political system are good at efficiency and innovation, but bad … Continue reading

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John Ruskin: “the Great Spirit of nature is as deep and unapproachable in the lowest as in the noblest objects”

John Ruskin The chapter “Of the Foreground” in the first volume of John Ruskin’s Modern Painters ends: One lesson, however, we are invariably taught by all, however approached or viewed, that the work of the Great Spirit of nature is … Continue reading

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