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Feb 19 2013 | Salil Dudani
The government should do less, not more, to improve the economic welfare of the nation and the nation’s poor, according to Stanford economics professor John Taylor. This was the thrust of Taylor’s argument in a recent Ethics of Wealth lecture called “Economic Freedom, Wealth, and the Alleviation of...
Feb 15 2013 | Alexis Garduno
Often, engineers approach ethics in the same way they design buildings, circuits, or products, according to Professor John Kunz, who spoke to a group of Stanford students, largely pursuing advanced degrees in engineering.
Feb 14 2013 | Anne Evered
  The Latin root of assessment is accidere, or “to sit beside.” The suggestion is that when you give someone an assessment, you sit beside the student and help raise him or her up to the next level.
Jan 30 2013 | Salil Dudani
Sarah donates 100 percent of her salary to meticulously-researched social causes. She is a social worker, but feels selfish for not choosing a more lucrative profession to provide her more money to give away. When her grandmother left her $10,000, she donated it all to Oxfam despite protests from...
Jan 28 2013 | Cara Reichard
  Greg Smith had an unusual way of resigned from his banking job: He lambasted his employer on the opinion pages of “The New York Times.” In March 2012, on the day of his resignation, Smith authored an op-ed called “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” in which he cited the “toxic and...

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