Yes, I know my boots/wallet/belt may be leather. I also eat meat. But these animals are not disrespected in any way. They are killed quickly and butchered without toying with them. I am thankful for the use and food they provide. However, this high-five practice crosses the line in the uncanny valley because we’re no longer making useful objects out of animal parts. And this isn’t educational taxidermy.Continue reading “Taxidermy Rat High-Five Toys – Ethically Dubious”
Covid-19 is here. While we shouldn’t panic, we should definitely remain alert. This virus is leaving a broad tear in the fabric of our society. Hi, this is Chris, the Amateur Ethicist. That’s the topic of this segment, “Covid-19 and our Social Fabric.” Continue reading “Covid-19 & Our Social Fabric”
Each of us gets a vote. Sounds fair right? Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s not.
Hi, this is Chris, the Amateur Ethicist, and on this channel we discuss the crossroads between convenience and technology. If you’re into that kind of thing, why not subscribe, like and share. But I just said our voting system isn’t fair. How can that even be? Continue reading “Let’s Fix Our Voting System”
If you could make it so your party would win every election, would you do it? Would you take the steps necessary to fix the vote so that even if your party became a minority, it would still take a majority of legislative seats? Continue reading “It’s Time to Abolish Gerrymandering”
We can’t all be the smartest person in the room, Right?
Hi this is Chris the Amateur Ethicist. Today I’m talking about what it takes to become president, and a common sense view on voting for one. On this channel, I talk about the crossroads between convenience and technology. If you’re interested in that kind of thing, I hope you’ll join me. Subscribe, hit the like button, ring the bell icon and share this channel with your friends. Let’s talk about this. Continue reading “Choosing a President”
Today’s topic is Upwork, and one of the things you should watch out for as a freelancer on that site. Continue reading “Upwork – Honor the Contract”
Earth Day has some of my friends and colleagues thinking about sustainability. The topic will challenge our children and theirs because of the Three-Headed Monster — Citizens, Commerce and Congress. Here’s how we’ll solve it.
This begins a series called Challenges in Media. We’ll also touch on ways to manage those challenges. Today’s topic is Trust Projection. We’ll parse what that means next. Continue reading “Trust Projection on Facebook”