Category Archives: Ethicist

The Ethicist: I Disapprove of School Vouchers. Can I Still Apply for Them?

on April 15, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “I Disapprove of School Vouchers. Can I Still Apply for Them?”. My son attends preschool part time at a private Montessori school, which goes up to middle school. I like the school, and he is very happy there, but I can’t afford to keep him there when he[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Should the New Girlfriend of an Awful Ex-Husband Be Warned?

on April 8, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Should the New Girlfriend of an Awful Ex-Husband Be Warned?”. My sister-in-law was married to a man who looked good on paper and who was very charming. She found out after they were married that he lied to her about his employment history and history of drug and[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Is It O.K. for My Wife’s Shrink to Ask Her to Contact Mine?

on April 1, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Is It O.K. for My Wife’s Shrink to Ask Her to Contact Mine?” My wife and I receive counseling at the same mental health facility but from different therapists. Our issues (as individuals and/or as a couple) are probably not what anyone would consider major. My wife tells[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Must I Tell My Boss I’m Absent Because of Mental Illness?

on March 25, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Must I Tell My Boss I’m Absent Because of Mental Illness?” I am in treatment (weekly therapy and a drug regimen) for clinical depression and a panic disorder. They are, for the most part, very well managed. However, even the most well managed mental illness has flare-ups, during[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Must I Warn Renters About Our Racist Neighbors?

on March 18, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Must I Warn Renters About Our Racist Neighbors?” I have a rental property, and the neighbors next door are extremely racist. We didn’t know this when we bought the house. We have had both white and Hispanic people as renters. The next-door neighbors harassed the Hispanics until they[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Do I Have to Tell My Father About My #MeToo Experience?

on March 4, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Do I Have to Tell My Father About My #MeToo Experience?” In light of the #MeToo movement and all the people coming forward about sexual assault, my father recently asked my sister if she had ever been assaulted. I myself was assaulted by the son of close family[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Can I Use My Dad’s Connections to Get an Internship?

on February 25, 2018 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Can I Use My Dad’s Connections to Get an Internship?” I’m a college student, and like many college students, I am looking to do an internship. My dad’s previous job was at a company that offers internships in my area of interest. He suggested that I consider interning[…] Keep reading →

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