Ethics in Culture

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The Ethics of Telling All: What’s at Stake in Memoir Writing?

In memoir writing, where's the line between tell-all and telling too much?
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Are Rentier Economies Ethical?

How does the current capitalist system intersect with the system of rent, and do both foster inequality? This article is part 2 of a series about Rentier Capitalism.
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Permalancing and What it Means for Work

“Full-time freelancing” is becoming the norm for more and more American workers. What does this trend mean?
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Inclusion, Artistic Expression, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Inclusivity and diversity in fashion has been a topic of debate -- but what is that debate centered on?
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Australia’s Pill Testing and Different Versions of Harm Minimization

This article examines the ethical implications of measuring the purity of the ingredients drugs so recreational users can be informed about the substances.
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Military Propaganda and Empowerment in Captain Marvel

Marvel's newest hit Captain Marvel was marketed with female empowerment in mind, but what about the heavy military message?
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Classics in the Era of Trump

Is it dangerous or productive to filter the Trump administration through the lens of classical studies?
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Esquire and the Life of an American Boy

Esquire's featuring of a white, male teenager as their cover story during Black History Month was just one strike against an ultimately concerning cover story.
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Nasty, Brutish and Online: Is Facebook Revealing a Hobbesian Dystopia?

Was Thomas Hobbes right about human nature, and is Facebook proving it?
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‘Toto Forever’ and the Ethics of Sound Pollution

Namibian artist Max Siedentopf's sound art installation of "Africa" by Toto is artistically intriguing but environmentally damaging.