Environment

Businesses Feel the Burn of Increased Environmental Regulation

Environmental regulation aimed at reducing smog will cost the economy an estimated USD 1.4 billion. Is public health worth it?

Resistance to Antibiotics in Meat Production

Blanket antibiotic use is an accepted practice in the production of meat. Should it be? What risks does it hold for consumers?

Solving California’s Water Crisis: A Libertarian Perspective

If you move to California these days, as I did a few months ago, the jokes about bringing your own water along will be...

I Am The Lorax, I Tweet for the Trees

How online practices like the wanderlust community can contribute to environmental activism.

Mes Aynak’s Intrinsic Cultural Value

One of the many reasons that weighing ethical dilemmas is such a challenge is because we're often faced with a conflict between measurable and immeasurable value. We see this often...

Apple’s Proposed Conservation Effort Raises Questions

With a record-setting net worth of over $700 billion, Apple has become the largest U.S. company and produces some of the most widely used...

Ethics in 5: Printerns on Water

Every week, the Prindle Intern team weighs in on an ethical issue together. Each intern is challenged to keep their response to five sentences...

Do the Economic Benefits of Fracking Outweigh the Risk of Pollution...

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking," is a method of extracting natural gas by drilling wells and then shooting liquids at high pressures...

Progress, paradox, and the food justice movement

This post draws on my experience from co-leading the Prindle Institute's Alternative Spring Break trip to Nashville, TN focused on food ethics and justice...

Do you have a moral responsibility to “Go Green”?

DePauw is reaching the end of its annual three-week-long “Energy Wars:” a competition between the major housing buildings on campus to reduce the amount...