World Affairs

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Considered Position: On Voluntary Non-Vaccination – The Difference Voluntariness Makes

Does the fact that vaccination is widely available change our moral situation in respect to those who remain unvaccinated?
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AstraZeneca, Blood Clots, and Media Reporting

What public health role does might the media have an obligation to play in the midst of a pandemic?
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Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials and COVID-19

Our dedication to the value of efficiency means that the historically marginalized stay marginalized.
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Why Anti-Vaxxers Are (Kind of) Like Marxists

The co-commitments of abortion-based anti-vaccine rhetoric seem to produce untenable results.
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Scarce Goods and Rationalization

We're getting awfully good at spinning selfishness as altruism.
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Incentivizing the Vaccine-Hesitant

Should our vaccination strategy be aimed at changing hearts and minds or merely changing behavior?
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The Ethics of Vaccination Passports

The coronavirus has exposed and exacerbated all sorts of inequalities. A new policy proposal only compounds the problem.
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Ethical Concerns About Space Mining

The private exploitation and extraction of a shared resource threatens consequences for all.
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Under Discussion: Global Warming and the Right to Risk Wrong

Contributing to a problem doesn't grant license to impose one's "solution" on others as well.
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Under Discussion: The Moral Necessity of International Agreements

Despite all the various criticisms, accords and treaties are an indispensable tool in fighting global warming.