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Do lobsters have feelings? – podcast

Last week the UK government confirmed it would be extending its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill to include decapods (such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish), and cephalopods (such as octopuses, squid and cuttlefish). The move followed a government-commissioned review of the scientific evidence, which found strong evidence that cephalopods and decapods do have feelings. Madeleine Finlay spoke to Dr Jonathan Birch, who led the review, to ask what it means for lobsters to have feelings, and what diff...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Ethics, Animal Welfare, Seafood, Jonathan Birch, Madeleine Finlay

Three Tips for Ethical Media Interviews

Interviewing with the media has changed over the years. I remember training executives on how to show up with their messages and talking points. However, today the media is different. It’s a very noisy landscape, tensions run high on different topics and taking an interview means being present and ready to navigate questions beyond the messages you want to share. As they say, “Anything goes!” As a result of the changes, including...
Tags: Leadership, Media, Book, Pr, Ethics, PR 2.0, Media Training, PR ethics, Ethical Interviews, Leadership Ethics, Ethical Media Interviews

Display of Confederate flag violates hate speech ethics policy: NAR

Professional Standards Committee passes case interpretation after intense debate.
Tags: Radio, Ethics, Code Of Ethics, Confederate Flag, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, MLS & Associations, Realtor Code of Ethics, Professional Standards Committee

What Is Justice?

 “The clear meaning of “justice” is “what is right” or “what is normal” — the way things are supposed to be. The fairness of laws coupled with fair and equal treatment under the law are common biblical concerns. Throughout scripture, God is the defender and protector of the poor, the alien, the debtor, the widow, and the orphan. Justice can also mean “deliverance,” “victory,” “vindication,” or “prosperity” — but for all, not just a few. Justice is part of God’s purpose in redemption. One of t...
Tags: Comics, Justice, Ethics, Christianity, Social Justice, Wallis, Economic Justice, Alexandria Skinner, Alexandria Skinner Nothing, Restorative Justice, Peacemaking, PeaceWorks

Round Up: Law Practice Management Software, Litigation Fact Management Software, ABA TECHSHOW, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from March: Plenty of options when it comes to litigation fact management software - ABA Journal ABA TECHSHOW 2021: It's Virtual But Still Has Lots To Offer - Above the Law New York Provides Zoom Decorum Advice Because Lawyers Cl...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, Ethics, Web/Tech, Mobile Computing, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack, ABA Journal ABA

New Jersey on the ethics of ‘reply all’ emails

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey On The Ethics Of “Reply All” Emails Lawyers have communicated with clients via electronic means for more than two decades. For most of that time period, email has been the preferred and primary method of electronic communication. However, over time, email - which is inherently unsecure and is no different than sending a postcard written in pencil through the post office - has begun to fa...
Tags: New York, Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, New Jersey, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Think before you post to social media lest you face 6-month suspension

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Think before you post to social media lest you face 6-month suspension If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: think before your post. This recommendation applies to everyone, of course. But if you’re a lawyer, then you’d best heed my advice and tread lightly when posting commentary online on social media sites or elsewhere. Otherwise you run the risk of running afoul of your ethical obligati...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Social Media, Ethics, Commission, South Carolina, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Charleston, Floyd, Rochester New York, Respondent, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology

NY’s in-state office requirement is on its last legs

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** For years now, New York has steadfastly resisted the realities of practicing law in the 21st century by requiring non-resident lawyers to have an office in the state. This despite the fact that rapid technological advancements over the past decade have enabled lawyers to work from any location and access case-related information with the click of the button, at any time, day or night. Lawyers are no...
Tags: New York, Law, Senate, Ethics, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Assembly, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Bodies and Artifacts (iii)—Jones' Voice

LeRoi Jones Blues People (1963) For a Westerner to say that the Wagnerian tenor's voice is "better" than the African singer's or the blues singer's is analogous to a non-Westerner disparaging Beethoven's Ninth Symphony because it wasn't improvised. (p. 30) So what if a Westerner says this about Beethoven? What if a small but vocal subculture emerges within the Western world itself where this disparagement of Beethoven is nothing less than the storefront signage, the secret handshake, and the...
Tags: Ethics, Beethoven, Jazz, Technique, Bodies, Mccarthy, Jones, Abstraction, Abstract Art, Desmond, Parker, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Ravel, Stefan Kac, Aesthetics

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit with 2 different ethics complaints accusing her of 'unethical and illegal' campaign spending

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia leaves the US Capitol after a vote on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images Progressive watchdog group End Citizens United filed 2 ethics complaints against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. She's accused of "unethical and illegal" spending by her "Save American Stop Socialism" leadership PAC. One complaint was filed with the House's ethics body, which has already fined her 3 times for not wearing a mask. R...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, America, Trends, Georgia, Ethics, House, Money In Politics, PAC, Michigan, Biden, Debbie Dingell, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Chuck Schumer

Your listing presentation makes me look bad. Stop shading your competition

The best thing we can do for our businesses and for each other is to be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Ethics, Agent, Columns, Open House, Brokerage, Select, Listing Presentation, Listing Agent, Dual Agency, Teresa Boardman, Fair Housing Violations

Consumers care about the ethics of what they buy and are more likely to support businesses that share their morals - here's why

Business owners should understand that consumers want their products to be ethical. Fatcamera/Getty Images Marketing experts have long debated whether or not consumers care about the morality of products they buy. Jacob Teeny, marketing professor at Northwestern University, says many shoppers have different ideas of what's ethical. Research indicates that people are more likely to want to buy a product they perceive to be moral. Do consumers care about morality when making purchasing d...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Society, Ethics, Morality, Product, Nordic, Contributors, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Ball State University, Luttrell, Teeny, Andrew Luttrell, Jacob Teeny, Susie Allen

Three Tips for Ethical Cause Marketers

When you’re an Ethical Cause Marketer you don’t leave anything to chance. You have to spell out exactly what, how and why you’re supporting an important cause. What does this mean for your brand? How transparent are you about the alliance with the charity of your choice? And, are you mapping out your agreement, so that you avoid miscommunication and issues that may arise?  Whether it’s you alone, or you’re working with a team,...
Tags: Charity, Book, Pr, Ethics, Cause Marketing, Social Good, PR 2.0, Ethical Leadership, Ethical Marketers, Ethics Tips

Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?

The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction too, for the embryo from which she grew was selected from others based on polygenic screening before implantation, to opt...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, California, World news, Genetics, Medical Research, Ethics, Louise Brown, Aurea, Center for Genetics and Society CGS

Watchdog group calls for Psaki to be investigated over possible Hatch Act violation

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, July 12, 2021. Evan Vucci/AP A government watchdog group has called for an investigation into whether Jen Psaki violated the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a federal law that prohibits top government employees from engaging in some forms of political activity. The issue relates to comments Psaki made on Thursday about the upcoming governor race in Virginia. A government watchdog group on Friday c...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Government, Senate, White House, Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ethics, Watchdog, Ohio, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump

"Who would be a muse, eh? Loads of people, that’s the thing. Dante wrote about his childhood crush Beatrice di Folco Portinari in The Divine Comedy."

"Jane Austen used an old flame as inspiration for Mr Darcy. Charles Dickens based numerous characters on his lover Ellen Ternan. It was all fine and nobody minded. So what changed? Two words: the internet. Online, everybody gets to create a bubble where they are the star of their own finely honed story. So when someone else mines their life for a different story, it feels more like a violation. Also, who’s to say that Ternan enjoyed being written about? She couldn’t complain on Facebook. Does ...
Tags: Writing, Law, NG, Ethics, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Dante, The Web, Dawn, Larson, Celeste Ng, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Facebook DOES, Robert Kolker, Dorland

"As historians, we the undersigned condemn Prof. Peter Singers’ [sic] abhorrent views that some humans have less value than others."

"We object to inviting him to Rhodes College to speak as part of a 'Pandemics Ethics' panel. Positioning him as an expert on ethics only legitimizes his reprehensible beliefs that deny the very humanity of people with disabilities. Hypothetical philosophies on morality cause real violence. We historians are all too familiar with ideas that justify labeling marginalized, vulnerable, and minority populations as 'life unworthy of life,' and the murderous consequences for those deemed 'unfit' to liv...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Ethics, Rhodes, Peter Singer, Leiter, Brian Leiter, Rhodes College, Ann Althouse, Academic Freedom, Coronavirus, Anthropology Sociology African Studies Program

"Does real goodness even exist, or is it always compromised by the dividends it pays to the do-gooder?"

"To ethicists, that is a question about whether right thinking matters more than right action—that is, whether we should judge people’s goodness based on what they are doing or on why they are doing it. Most of them agree that motives matter: in a perfect world, we would all do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. But we don’t, and Franzen repeatedly exploits the gap between what we do and why we do it—which, in fiction, is the gap between plot and character." From "The Ch...
Tags: Books, Law, Ethics, Jonathan Franzen, Kathryn Schulz, Franzen, Ann Althouse

Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?

Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacyThe concept of the “metaverse” first came from the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash as a place that people flee to escape a dangerous corporation-dominated world. It has since come to refer to a range of virtual experiences that have gained popularity during the pandemic – including video games such as Fortnite, non-fungible tokens or even ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Ethics, Nick Clegg, Virtual Reality, Online Dating, Focus

Professional Conflict of Interest: Failure to Disclose Erodes Client’s Trust

I was stunned. The college intern who had been working with the agency on my company’s account that summer was the son of the CEO of our biggest competitor. My colleagues and I stumbled upon the information one afternoon late in the summer when we were discussing the competitive landscape. The competitor’s CEO and our intern had the same fairly common last name. “Are you related?” we asked. Yes, said the intern. Yes, said the account executive. They are related and live in the same home but neve...
Tags: Pr, Ethics, Nashville, Conflict Of Interest, PRSA, Ford Credit, PR ethics, Ethics Month, Meredith Libbey

People are telling Scott Adams to "kill his cat."

Gotta love all the people commenting to tell Scott to kill his cat by putting it down and to just donate the money...his money! And then proceed to tell him that he would feel better...Wow just wow— Adam W (@AdamBoBadam3440) September 23, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Cats, Law, Charity, Wealth, Ethics, Surgery, Scott, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse

"Led by Harvard Medical School biologist George Church, the plan is to edit mammoth hair and tendencies into elephant DNA and produce mammoth embryos..."

"... within several years.... Some researchers suggest that wooly mammoths helped transformed the now-mossy tundra into a fertilized grassland; if the Frankenstein version were able to achieve this feat again, the tundra could serve as a buffer against erosion and a potential carbon-dioxide sink to combat global warming.... 'Is it humane to produce an animal whose biology we know so little about? Who gets to decide whether they can be set loose, potentially to change the ecosystems of tundras in...
Tags: Law, Animals, Elephants, Ethics, Environmentalism, Bad Science, Harvard Medical School, Barnum, George Church, Ann Althouse

ESAs: The Fad-Free Way to Build Your Ethics Muscle

At the follow-up appointment to back surgery last year, my doctor ran down the list of activities I should and should not do. I think he mentioned “lifting boxes” and “stretching” — though not together. To be honest, the only point I remember clearly was “no squats or deadlifts or other heavy weights in the gym.” “Oh, rats,” I responded, hoping to hide my glee. “That does not mean you can skip workouts altogether,” the doctor quickly added. “In fact, if you don’t commit to building and maintaini...
Tags: Georgia, Pr, Esa, Ethics, Code Of Ethics, Dvorak, Mark Dvorak, PRSA, BEPS, Golin, Universal Accreditation Board, Ethics Month

Is it ethical to travel right now? Experts on flying in the age of Delta

Questions to consider before you inflict the ‘moral injury’ of a risky, nonessential trip A new season is here and, with it, seedlings of holiday escape plans to some sun-drenched beach or snowy mountain ski slope. In view of passenger data from the US and the UK, air travel is on its way toward recovering from the slump of a pre-vaccine Covid-19 pandemic – despite the rise of the Delta variant.But does that mean it’s a good idea to buy that plane ticket, even if you’re vaccinated? And if you’re...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Life and style, World news, US news, Ethics, Health & wellbeing, Delta, Coronavirus

Can Military Influencers Ethically Use Their Status to Sell Services?

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Leading With Ethics.” Please join the discussion on Twitter via #EthicsMonth, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, as well as two webinars (on Sept. 9 and Sept. 21) and a new Ethics Quiz.  As online platforms mature, the power a social media influencer wields to drive consumer purchasing rises dramatically. Beauty giant E...
Tags: Navy, Youtube, Department Of Defense, Pr, Military, Ethics, Army, Ncaa, Harry, Estee Lauder, Code Of Ethics, Executive Branch, Matt, Carpenter, Norfolk VA, Theresa

How to Deal With Your Partner's Back-Burner Relationship

If you’re in a committed romantic relationship, your partner should be your first priority—but not your only priority. Maintaining healthy, mutually supportive friendships with people you aren’t having sex with is great for your mental and emotional health, not to mention your relationship.Read more...
Tags: Romance, Friendship, Articles, Ethics, Emotions, Human Behavior, Emotional Affair, Lifehacks, Human Interest, Esther perel, Human Sexuality, Virtue, Philosophy Of Love, Justine Carino

Understanding the Shared Value of the APR

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Leading With Ethics.” Please join the discussion on Twitter via #EthicsMonth, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, as well as two webinars (on Sept. 9 and Sept. 21) and a new Ethics Quiz.  In some ways, our relationships are triggered by shared experiences. The pandemic has created a unique culture and, for some of us, th...
Tags: Pr, Ethics, Phoenix, PRSA, APR, Accreditation in Public Relations, PRSA Board of Ethics, Ethics Month, Paula Pedene, Paula Pedene Associates

PR ethics – PRCA and CIPR warn UK government to tell the truth

Both UK PR bodies have rebuked the UK government’s Department for Health and Social Care for breaching PR ethics by issuing a ‘New Hospital Programme … © Stuart Bruce - PR ethics – PRCA and CIPR warn UK government to tell the truth was first published on Stuart Bruce's PR Futurist by Stuart Bruce - Modernising public relations and communications for the digital age
Tags: UK, Pr, Ethics, CIPR, Stuart Bruce, PRCA, Department for Health and Social Care, Stuart Bruce Modernising, New Hospital Programme

How can we rebuild South Africa’s ethical foundations?

Our previously great reputation as the ‘land of Mandela’ has been tarnished by increasing state corruption and poor moral standards The post How can we rebuild South Africa’s ethical foundations? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Leadership, Opinion, South Africa, Ethics, Mandela, Openaccess, Ethical Leadership