Tag Archives: Ethics

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: “You must either make a tool of the creature, or a man of him”

Self Portrait by John Ruskin John Ruskin had some typically heterodox thoughts on perfection that go well beyond the usual — and often excellent — thought that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” . . . no good … Continue reading

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Did I miss the point? Do we need to change? Or What?

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. As I reread your note and my response in the cold light of morning, it seems to me I … Continue reading

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Democracies, Jeffersonian and otherwise

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more of my posts, please see The Hyperforum on Sustainability. I have found several of Bruce’s contributions moving in their somewhat elegiac but yet unwavering belief in democracy. … Continue reading

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A role for information technology

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more of my posts, please see The Hyperforum on Sustainability. One point of an earlier entry was to argue that the importance of the role of information technology … Continue reading

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Reasons for the Haves to address the problems of the Have-nots

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more of my posts, please see The Hyperforum on Sustainability. The participants have brought up several reasons for the Haves to address the problems of the Have-nots. Ethics. … Continue reading

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