Analysis and commentary on applied ethics in many fields by the staff of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
To accurately interpret our media today, it’s important we understand a few basic concepts, or “literacies” as Subbu Vincent refers to them.
While the affect on the health of people around the world has been well-reported, Covid-19’s impact on our mental health has been less well reported, but potentially just as dangerous.
With current shelter-in-place orders still in effect, do we need to reconsider how we vote, to ensure an accurate and inclusive outcome?
Misinformation during the pandemic isn’t always intentional or malicious. Sometimes media coverage, as in these five examples, is more subtle.
The ongoing pandemic is affecting every portion of society around the world, but the members of Generation Z, because of the transitional stage of their lives, face a unique set of concerns.
We need to consider the ethical values of risk and safety – common in engineering ethics -- when thinking about the right time to go back to the office.
When considering a return to the office, it’s important to consider and recognize those who may never have stopped working, or those not able to work from home.
Nonprofits & affected communities need to be consulted as government officials craft new plans.
As companies are considering how to move forward, business leaders have an opportunity to put human welfare first.
Questions to Consider Before Re-entering the Workplace
There are tremendous challenges facing employees going back to work. Ethical solutions are going to require communication and cooperation between employers and employees. Even as the virus begins to subside, there are going to be a number of very difficult decisions ahead.