Business

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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.
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Plant-Based Meat Substitutes, Sensational Reporting, and Information Literacy

The media's treatment of recent plant-based meat rollouts fails to give the significant moral gains their due.
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Farmworker Abuse and Agricultural Exceptionalism

Farmwork has been treated much differently than other forms of labor. Is this difference justified or is it time for change?
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Do Women’s Soccer Players Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Play?

In assessing the different sides of the debate there are a number of relevant factors at play from relative commercial value to social message and even historical injustice.
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Sephora and Diversity Training

Diversity training is being used more and more often in the wake of incidents of racial bias. Is it more than a mea culpa?
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Does Care Require Personhood? The Ethics of Robot Caregiving

Emerging healthcare technologies like Rudy, Addison, and PARO should prompt us to reassess the healthcare industry and to contemplate the difference between service and care.

Establishing Liability in Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms are capable of causing harm, but it isn't easy to identify who should be held accountable when they do.
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Kylie Jenner and the Possibility of Being “Self-Made”

What can a controversy over the "self-made" title tell us about privilege and inequality?
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The Ethics of Brand Humanization

Corporations' push to attract a marketing-resistant demographic is producing some troubling effects.