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Category Archives: Ethicist

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Does Confining Deplorable Remarks to Your Home Make Them All Right?

posted by Joshua on April 23, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Does Confining Deplorable Remarks to Your Home Make Them All Right?” My husband and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, which has often made for interesting conversation. We have been[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Marry an Amnesiac?

posted by Joshua on April 16, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Marry an Amnesiac?” My sister suffered a brain injury two years ago that left her with severe short-term memory loss. She has made a very good recovery, but she[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. That Our Friends Are Constantly Suing People?

posted by Joshua on April 9, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. That Our Friends Are Constantly Suing People?” Close friends of our family have been plaintiffs in a number of lawsuits in the past few years. This litigious trend seems to[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: My Friend Is Bankrupting Herself. Should I Speak Up?

posted by Joshua on April 2, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “My Friend Is Bankrupting Herself. Should I Speak Up?” I’ve been friends with “Cindy” for 15 years. She’s in her early 60s and never married. Because of job stress, she took early retirement[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?

posted by Joshua on March 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?” A few years ago, before my father died, my two brothers and I were going through his things with him. He wanted to have[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?

posted by Joshua on March 19, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?” My brother and I suspect that our sister-in-law has either embellished the extent of our niece’s food allergy or made it up completely.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?

posted by Joshua on March 5, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?” While traveling with my daughter and granddaughters, I booked an Uber car to go to the airport. When I got in the car, I smelled[…] Keep reading →