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Mindfulness, Capitalism, and the Ethics of Compassion

Mindfulness has found a second life, but appears divorced from its roots. What does the co-opting of the technique mean?
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Black Friday and Ethical Consumption

Being an ethical consumer requires more than purchasing sustainable products fairly made.
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The House of No Consent

Haunted houses, like McKamey Manor, put pressure on our conceptions of consent and autonomy. What makes this kind of "voluntary slavery" objectionable? Why interfere in the affairs of two consenting adults?
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Incentive, Risk, and Oversight in the Pork Industry

Recent deregulation in the slaughterhouse will effectively mean no one is watching the watchmen. What does true oversight require?
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Toronto vs. Chick-Fil-A: Only About Chicken?

When corporations express ideological positions can we truly separate what it is to be a patron from what it is to be a supporter?
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Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick: Is It Business or Personal?

What responsibility, if any, does JAY-Z have with regards to Colin Kaepernick and his partnership with the NFL?
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Jay-Z and the NFL: Hypocrisy or Suite Participation?

What, if any, obligation does Jay-Z, as a high-profile advocate for social justice and a recognizable brand, have to not condone or distract from the NFL's many public relation problems?
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What’s In a Name? The Morality in “Meat”

Recent legal challenges to the use of 'meat' and 'milk' labels for alternatives (from Tofurky to soymilk and even in vitro meat) lack legal weight and moral reason.
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Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights: DNA Data Collection in Xinjiang

A coercive data collection campaign in China raises questions about corporate complicity. What obligation, if any, do companies have when their goods are being used to cause harm or violate others' rights?
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The California Housing Crisis and Collective Action

California's housing shortage touches on everything: entitlement, privilege, fairness, justice, gentrification, subsidiarity, class conflict and free-riders.