Ethics

9781847063472 CoverIs it ethical to give a book a satirical title, when you know some people might not get the joke?  Find out by reading How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time If you just want to know how good it is, then see this select list of flattering reviews.  If you want to know what it says but are too cheap to buy a copy (or if you have only a few hours to write an essay) then there’s a sixty-two bullet-point summary here

BauerFor people who prefer their bullets to come from action-thriller heroes, try this explanation based on Jack Bauer from the TV series 24 (I don’t know the author, but it’s a great piece, even when he lampoons my book).  Here’s a different explanation based on a visit to one of the most remote parts of central Africa.  And if it’s still all that’s too long for you, then here’s a summary which (in December 2015) was barely longer than the title itself.

Meanwhile, here’s an article for Prospect Magazine about whether markets and morals can mix.

goodlifeHere’s another essay about whether people tend to get more ethical over time, which quotes extensively from a 1970s BBC sitcom.

Finally, here are some light-hearted moral philosophy problems.  Is it ethical to waste your time on puzzles like these?  You decide.

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