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But... how new is it? And IS it truly "improved"?

Contemporary reading on ethics in marketing? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 7, 2008 - 4 answers

beginner in a life drawing class?

Would it be viewed as strange to go to a life drawing class if I can't draw very well? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 7, 2008 - 26 answers

How can I travel between continents without emitting much CO2?

I want to travel, but I think doing so by airplane is unethical because of the associated carbon emissions and the inadequacy of 'offset' schemes. Is it still possible to travel by sea from North America to Europe or Asia? If so, how long does it take, and what are the associated costs?
posted by sindark on Sep 29, 2008 - 32 answers

Intro to ethics through film

I'm creating a basic study guide for the topic of Ethics in Film. I have a basic list compiled. What are films that address a particular moral issue that you feel should be on this list? (Recommendations for a basic text as companion guide would also be appreciated.) [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 29, 2008 - 25 answers

How do we pay for this mistake?

AskMe the Ethicist: how do we divide this plumbing bill among 3 roommates (or am I a jerk for not wanting to split it evenly) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 - 48 answers

Do I tell the vegetarian she ate bacon last night?

A meaty dilemma: I think we served bacon to a vegetarian last night. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Sep 13, 2008 - 50 answers

Data dilemma

JudgeMe: is it ethical to buy a hard drive enclosure for the express purpose of data recovery and then return the enclosure immediately after the data has been recovered? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Aug 31, 2008 - 34 answers

Casual Sex Caveats

If you're a straight male college student how do you signal to women of the same age that you're interested in sleeping with them - while avoiding the extremes of coming across as objectifying or amorous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2008 - 40 answers

Verizon doesn't want it, I don't want it -- what now?

Three years ago Verizon sent my roommate a modem; she not only never used it, she never opened the box. Three months ago my roommate moved to Australia and left lots of stuff behind. Three days ago I found that box, opened it, and found what was in it. Three minutes ago Verizon finally told me they don't want it back. Ethically and practically -- what should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Aug 25, 2008 - 11 answers

my friends suck

What to do when you find out that one of your friends cheated on his girlfriend (who is also a friend?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2008 - 82 answers

Great papers in ethics?

I'm looking for paradigmatic ethics papers. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Ethical/Legal Reasons for keeping passwords secret?

What are your ethical opinions on supervisors knowing thier direct reports login information? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Aug 6, 2008 - 32 answers

Name this philosophy

Be conservative in your own behavior and liberal in the behavior that you accept from others. Is there a name for this concept? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Aug 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Personal finance and personal guilt

Please give advice on dealing with money and guilt about money. [Long question.] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Is there any pointing backing up DVDs if you can download them?

Is there any point backing up my DVD collection if I could just download replacements? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 29, 2008 - 18 answers

Would it be wrong to paint my own version of a painting I like?

I stumbled upon a print of a painting selling online (sold by the artist thru a third party site) which I really love. I’m creative, so rather than buy the small and expensive print, I thought it would be fun for me to paint my own version of it. What are the ethics/copyright issues of this?... [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Jun 22, 2008 - 19 answers

Is it really illegal for a company to act ethically?

"[Companies] have a legal responsibility to make their shareholders lots of money, which means they *MUST* rip you off for as much as they can get away with." Really? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 13, 2008 - 24 answers

The Ethics of Jumping Ship

Do I tell my boss about a possible job change before or after my 2-week vacation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

job offer ethical dilemma

I'm in a job offer dilemma. I've verbally accepted an offer that i'm excited about. BUT, a job that I don't hesitate to say would be a dream company for me just had me interview again for one of two positions they are considering me for. Sounds like it is a slam dunk that i would get an offer from DreamCompany but it's the end of their quarter and they are wrangling a few details around, shifting head count, etc and won't have anything firm for a few more days but SortaExcitingCompany needs papers signed TODAY. Ugh - dilemma..... SortaExcitingCompany does not know anything is up yet. I'm tempted to see about getting a few days extension on the offer but worried about just retracting it all together. I know everything in the US is "at will" work anyway - but ethics still come into it for me at least.
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Do I alert a store to their over-refund?

I returned two items to a store and was refunded $37 extra. The refund did go back to my credit card and is on my statement. Will the company notice and take it back? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on May 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Is it ethical to make money from subleasing an apartment?

Is it ethical to make money subleasing an apartment to others while not living there myself? Does the landlord need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2008 - 18 answers

horse:water::visitors:comments section?

Is it ethical to fake conversation in your own blog's comments section? I don't mean stirring up controversy for the sake of it or setting up straw-man arguments. I mean chucking some "model" comments on to the end of a batch of posts to let readers know the comments are there and easy to use. As a codicil: Has anyone done this and found that it effectively enticed discussion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2008 - 31 answers

Termination of volunteer position

Help with potentially unethical situation in volunteer termination [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 21 answers

Trying to think out the ethics involved here ...

I have an ethical or logical quandary that I'm trying to puzzle out. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2008 - 33 answers

If you hate cats, just move on, pard.

Catfilter: be my conscience, be my muse... [more inside]
posted by dawson on Mar 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Ethics for the Selfish?

What's an easy-to-read introduction to ethics? [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Mar 4, 2008 - 10 answers

What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss?

What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Mar 3, 2008 - 14 answers

What do I do with this money?

Recently I flew to visit a good friend. I went to help with the baby while her husband was away. When I got there, her husband gave me a check for the amount of my airfare (about $250), stating that they wanted to pay for my fare because "you won't really be having a vacation." [more inside]
posted by Shoggoth on Feb 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Inconsistent Prosecution

Prosecuting someone for a crime that someone has already been convicted of? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Feb 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Ethical objections to open relationships/polyamory?

Are there ethical objections to open relationships/polyamory? (If so, list below) [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Feb 5, 2008 - 33 answers

To 'nip or not?

Help me settle a debate on the ethics of catnip. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jan 31, 2008 - 47 answers

Philosophy please!

Please help me find writings about the relationship between men's and women's reproductive rights. [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jan 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Maximizing fellowship $ ethical?

Posting this ethics question on behalf for a friend: Friend has been offered two different fellowships and has to choose one. A is worth twice much as B. A good buddy is runner-up for A and does not have any other fellowship options. The buddy has offered to by my friend the difference if the friend takes B so the buddy can get A. So the end result is the friend would officially have fellowship B but cash from his buddy to give him the same as he would have gotten from A while buddy officially gets fellowship A with the net funding equal to B. Does this sound reasonable? ethical?
posted by metahawk on Jan 20, 2008 - 31 answers

Is soda water soda or water?

Is soda water free at fast food restaurants? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Jan 19, 2008 - 24 answers

DIY or...

Inspire me, punk-rock style. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

D-I-Y Christmas Bonus?

Today at work, a closet was being cleaned out, many items were being tossed in a trash cart. I noticed that a few of these items were unopened, brand new (though out-of-date) items, and out of curiousity, checked to see if they were worth anything. I noticed that a few of them were going for not-insignificant amounts of money on ye olde eBay, and "rescued" them from the trash, thinking about creating a D-I-Y Christmas Bonus out of them by putting them up on eBay. Other co-workers have done similar things, selling a fair amount of old equipment at garage sales, etc, and none of my immediate peers seemed to think anything of it. Mrs. [anonymous], however, seems to feel that it's ethically wrong to do so, and more importantly potentially legally wrong. Does the hivemind have any knowledge of the legal (and/or ethical) implications of this D-I-Y Christmas Bonus? (For reference, we're probably talking $300 total, here.)
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2007 - 31 answers

Who gets what in a band breakup?

Bassist buys the tour van then quits the band in the middle of the tour. What's a fair way to distribute the money now that it's over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 - 15 answers

It must have jumped right out in front of them.

Someone hit my parked car on Friday night and I know who it is... [more inside]
posted by 517 on Nov 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Am I obligated to help my now-distant roommate find a sublessee?

My roommate moved hundreds of miles away. Am I obligated to help find someone to sublease from him? [more inside]
posted by John Singer Sandwich on Oct 31, 2007 - 27 answers

I feel a little guilty for having done this, but

I’ve ratted out my company to a prospective client. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Do I have a classic case of "More-ism?"

I have a girlfriend, and we've been seeing each other for about 6 months now. The other day, I ran into an old flame I haven't seen, nor had the opportunity to significantly persue something with her (i.e. no sex, foreplay only in the past) because we stopped communication at some point and just lost touch. I'm feeling torn for some reason; I mean, my g/f now is hot, loves me to death, and extremely good to me treatment-wise. Am I just experiencing a classic case of "More-ism?" [more inside]
posted by gmodelo on Oct 8, 2007 - 27 answers

Recommend me a good book on business corruption?

I am looking for a business book that reflects the way business is really done. [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Oct 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Lawful Evil Movie Scenes?

Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Someone wants to buy a domain name I own that I'm not using.

Someone wants to buy a domain name I own that I'm not using. The domain is my last name .com, it's also his last name too. [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Sep 21, 2007 - 39 answers

Photo uploading etiquette

I would like to know everyone's thoughts on uploading photos to the web. I never thought anything of it myself, but now that I'm on facebook, my worlds are colliding. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Sep 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Long lost friend or creepy psycho?

A customer just placed an order at my website. It's looking like this is a friend I went to school with in the early 90's but lost touch over 10 years ago. I would like to reconnect with him. How do I do that without violating his privacy and/or being creepy? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Sep 12, 2007 - 22 answers

How can unauthorized access be used without evil?

DoublethinkFilter: Suppose someone had unauthorized access to thousands of random computers around the world. Without doing anything illegal or unethical (besides controlling these computers of course), is there some way they could use these computers for profit without hindering the true owner's ability to operate the computer?
posted by comwiz on Sep 6, 2007 - 33 answers

Shopping for good karma

Can anyone suggest websites/producers/organizations that will allow me to make buy things (food, gift, etc) in an ethical way? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Selling free stuff from work - ethical or not?

My sister works for a big entertainment company. Occasionally they give her free stuff from one of their projects...posters, mugs, etc. She wants to sell some of it. One of her coworkers thought that this might be unethical. We weren't sure why that would be. Is it ethically ok for her to sell some of her swag or not? Why?
posted by kms on Aug 21, 2007 - 18 answers

I could not stop for death.

I saw a terrible accident and did not stop to help. Was this wrong? [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on Jun 3, 2007 - 74 answers

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