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.
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Airplane Crashes and the Diffusion of Responsibility

How can we evaluate moral responsibility in cases like the Boeing airplane crashes?
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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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What is Rentier Capitalism?

How ethical is economic rent implemented broadly in the context of capitalism?
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Should Pointless Jobs Exist?

Both Marxists and capitalists predicted we'd have to do less work in the 21st century, so why do so many "pointless" jobs exist?
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Who Can Help? Who Should? Being a Billionaire in a Suffering...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' decision to donate money to finance preschools and battle homelessness might be good. But is it enough?
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Is Google Obligated to Stay out of China?

Google has long held out from entering the Chinese market, but profits may change their minds.
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Marine Education in a World Without SeaWorld

Since SeaWorld's bad press, education-based theme parks have been in decline. Is all ecological education headed the same way?