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A Covid-19 introduction to Morality by Design: Technology’s Challenge to Human Values

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in uncategorized | Comments Off on A Covid-19 introduction to Morality by Design: Technology’s Challenge to Human Values

Morality By Design was published in November, 2019, about the same time as scientists in Wuhan, China, discovered a novel coronavirus that would come to be identified by the name COVID-19, and in coming months sweep the world as a pandemic. Had the book been published a few months later, this is the preface I might have written for it. • It is impossible to write about ethics in this chaotic time, without making some reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Or to the massive social justice demonstrations that broke out in the midst of the global health crisis, provoked initially by the viral...

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COVID-19 and Guaranteed Basic Income GBI – Minimum Income

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Articles-Blog | Comments Off on COVID-19 and Guaranteed Basic Income GBI – Minimum Income

COVID-19 and Guaranteed Basic Income GBI – Minimum Income

March 20, 2020 By Wade Rowland It’s a commonplace to observe that an existential crisis clarifies thought. Frequently, it offers opportunity to do the impossible, to get things straight. Case in point: the graduated income tax, by now universally accepted as the most equitable way to raise money for running any country, was brought in during the crisis of World War 1. It is still with us because it works much better than the system of customs and excise taxes it largely replaced. It was introduced, reluctantly, by a Conservative government, under Sir Robert Borden. It was...

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