David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:31 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ members of Congress ranked the lowest, below car salespeople and telemarketers. Nurses were at the top. less FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington … [Read more...] about Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values
Results from a new survey reveal cultural differences in whom participants prefer to be spared in fatal accidents. Charles Q. Choi, Contributor, Inside Science Published 10:58 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 FILE-- The dashboard of the software-updated Tesla Model S P90D shows the icons enabling Tesla's autopilot, featuring limited hands-free steering. FILE-- The dashboard of the software-updated Tesla Model S P90D shows the icons enabling Tesla's autopilot, featuring limited hands-free steering. Photo: Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a nine-page letter seeking information from Tesla about Autopilot and why it failed to detect a tractor-trailer that crossed in front of a Model S sedan May 7 in Williston, Florida. A spokesman said the agency hasn’t determined if a safety defect exists with Autopilot. less The National Highway … [Read more...] about The Moral Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars
Chinese shoppers sleep on a sofa in the showroom of the IKEA store in Beijing, China. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China is clamping down on the portrayal of all kinds of "obscene" behaviors online, according to a report from The Globe and Mail. Video platforms must censor tattoos, drinking, smoking, "flirtatious dancing," and even scenes that use a bed or sofa as a prop. The censorship directive, according to The Globe and Mail report, is also targeting online content that promotes groups of people gathering, such as direct-selling networks and proselytizing. 29 years on from the Tiananmen Square massacre, The Chinese Communist Party still seems fearful of citizens gathering to protest, so it's banning entertainment that could encourage dissent to grow. The Globe and Mail. A number of sources told The Globe and Mail that a … [Read more...] about China is so adamant about crushing dissent and promoting moral values that couches are now banned from videos
Sonam Sheth, provided by Published 7:44 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018 AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Former FBI director James Comey said he doesn't think President Trump is morally fit to be president. "Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country," Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulos during an exclusive interview Sunday night. "The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that." When Stephanopoulos asked Comey whether he believed Trump should be impeached, Comey said US citizens need to "fight" for American values, and that "impeachment, in a way, would short circuit that." Recommended Video: Now Playing: US President Donald Trump has attacked, via a tweet, the former FBI Director James Comey's comments of likening him to being a 'mafia boss'. President Trump says, 'he is weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI.' James Comey has written an … [Read more...] about Comey: Trump is ‘morally unfit to be president’
After watching movies like Blood Diamond or documentaries like Food, Inc., which raise awareness of the questionable morality of certain industries, you might feel compelled to look into the background of the jeweler who sold you that engagement ring or inspired to become a vegetarian. For many of us, the thought of contributing to immorality is appalling. Luckily, we do have other options. Many musicians, celebrities, and brands have announced partnerships with charitable causes and awareness campaigns, promising to donate proceeds from purchases. Katy Perry, Starbucks, Dell, and others have joined the (RED) initiative, for example, donating money to provide medication for AIDS and HIV. Companies like TOMS promise to donate a pair of shoes for every purchase made, and the up-and-coming Brandless, partnered with Feeding America, promises to donate a meal for every order. If you’re concerned about ethical shopping, purchasing from a company or supporting a celebrity who backs a … [Read more...] about Do consumers really care about brand morals? Maybe not.