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Questions tagged [ethics]

rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.

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The right in which people have to own property when the natural order prevents it

A conversation came up between me and a friend where my friend is really overgeneralizing everything about the colonization of America as he is trying to put everything in terms of oppressive ...
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The ethics on darwinism and social darwinism

Has someone written a monograph on ethics related to social darwinism and darwinism?
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Ethical AI - why are people discussing governance of AI and inclusion of ethics?

I mean, possibly we have seen a lot of press in last year whether X or Y should be ethical like biotech, physics.. which I completely understand. Herewith is meant actually ethics of research and ...
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Do any American politicians support banning pet euthanasia?

Euthanasia is the act of ending someone's life in order to relieve them of pain. It is illegal in many jurisdictions, and numerous American politicians, especially Republicans, support keeping it ...
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Has there been an increase in cynical (or realpolitik-y) US public opinion of politicians since Trump took power?

The BBC ran a piece with some anecdotal evidence among Trump's supporters endorsing or at least acknowleding statements about unethical behavior for all politicians. Is the US public now more widely ...
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Why do nations tend to mandate that police hires be personally more scrupulous than average?

Often the main thing with a job is that it be done well, and the practical distinction between the quality of separate workers is how well they do a job. For example, given a choice between hiring ...
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Are Scott Pruitt's problems over after his resignation?

Scott Pruitt resigned because of numerous ethical scandal investigations. Do the investigations continue? Does resigning clear him of all those investigations? If he misused public funds, is he ...
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Is it customary for European Union to debate multiannual budget before agreeing on the grand strategy for the next 10 years?

European Union recently has had grand 10-year strategies - Lisbon strategy for 2000-2010 and Europe 2020 for 2010-2020. Now the debates have started about next multiannual budget for 2021-2027 but I ...
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Under what conditions, a new country should be allowed to form? [closed]

This question is meant to be related more to 'Ethics' or 'Morality' rather than 'Politics', but I couldn't find such Stack Exchange sites, so I am posting here, after dropping the 'Philosophy' site (...
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Self-vote and anti-self-electors

In a presidential or similar elections, it's a habit, if one is a candidate, to get to the polling place, and vote, usually in the storm of camera flashes, from propaganda reasons, so self-voting is ...
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How is Trump getting around the law against appointing relatives?

Donald Trump has appointed his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to positions in his administration -- Ivanka is an advisor, and Kushner apparently has many roles. How has he been allowed ...
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Can there be any punishment for POTUS lying?

Is there any punishment for POTUS lying to the people? Are there any departments or groups of people who are monitoring the president so that he cannot lie whenever he wants? I am aware of the ...
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Is it a good idea to publish political opinions early in one's life if one plans to make a career in politics?

I 18 years old and I am from India. I am writing a book on Political Principles and Ethics based on my experience (which is wide because I grew-up in a poor family and my father made us rich). I have ...
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Consequences for ethics violations by President and White House staff

I would like to know what the consequences are for ethics violations by the US President and White House staff. Are there no ethics laws? Are there only toothless guidelines? EDIT: Please note that I ...
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Precedents for White House plugging products?

There has been a fair degree of criticism aimed at Trump team member Kellyanne Conway after she encouraged viewers during an interview to purchase some of Ivanka Trump's clothing after the first-...
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Can the President put his assets in a blind trust managed by his family members?

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, there has been a lot of discussion about the conflicts of interest that would arise from his company. There have been calls for him to put his assets ...
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Is it legal for an elected official to sign a contract binding him to vote in a particular way, if no value is exchanged?

For instance, a candidate for a legislature promises to vote yes or no, on a specific piece of legislation, or perhaps agrees to introduce a bill that is written at the time the contract is signed. ...