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I’d say ethics starts with honesty and respect for laws, extends in earning a living to adhering to professional ethical codes and avoiding conflicts of interest, and for those especially concerned with social justice, comes to include applying principles which involve asking questions, like 1) Greatest General Good Principle: "Will this benefit the greatest number of people?" 2) Principle of Fraternal Charity: "If tables were turned, could I live with the consequences of my decision?"  3) Principle of Universality: “What would be the results if everyone acted in this manner?” 

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a club WV Theme...

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the theme is paired with: #43   Seeking Wealth & Power  to make Choice #33  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0 & 3.0        is this theme new to version 4?--NO

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 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #58, posted 10/18/2018 Believing Scientists or Politicians? 
Worldview Watch #56, April 13 2018: Pointing Facebook in a "Dancing With Systems" Direction
Worldview Watch #50: Young Voters, the Environment, and the 2016 Election
Worldview Watch #24: Unvaccinated Children, Public Health, and Worldviews
Worldview Watch #23: Regulating Society: We Know What's Best for You

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Utilitarianism Secular Ethics professional ethics
conflict of interest integrity The Rule of Law  
Ethical Code Applied Ethics Scientific Misconduct
Business Ethics Environmental Ethics Research Ethics
Oath   Universal Prescriptivism  (the ethical aspects of the prescriptivism vs. descriptivism contrast, distributive justice

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #14A  Salvation & Moralistic God    #19A  Competitive Capitalism    #22B Imperialism  
#25  Evil is Out There #26A The Consumerist    #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance #28A   Hedonistic Orientation  
#29B Taking Charge==>Violence #36A Cynicism #36B  Conspiracies   #37A   Proud Identification & Tribalism  
#39B Blaming / Scapegoating #46B Military Backers #50A Libertarian    #51B Big Business Pushes Global Limits
#104A  Human-Centered

#204A Freedom From Limits


More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #42: Ethical Orientation

Utilitarianism Resources (exhaustive list of links)
Ethical Journalism: A Handbook of Values and Practices for the News and Opinion Departments (From The New York Times)
Distributive Justice (from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Calculating Consequences: The Utilitarian Approach to Ethics  (from Santa Clara University Applied Ethics Center) 
The Ethics Site  (award winning applied ethics website from U. of California at San Diego)
Business Ethics Network (aka Corporate Ethics International) 
Ethics and Policy Integration Center
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Introductory Ethics Tutorial  (from North Carolina State University)
Basic Ethics and Morals
Ethics Updates ("dedicated to promoting the thoughtful discussion of difficult moral issues" -- from UCSD)
Conflict Within Idealism: Ethics and Three Ideals 
Is Universal Ethics Possible? A Humanist Proposition, by Marian Hillar
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism, by James Rachels (1993 essay)
A Framework for Universal Principles of Ethics  (from U. of British Columbia Centre for Applied Ethics)
Values and Morals: Guidelines for Living
Center for Ethics and Business (at Loyola Marymount University)
Ethics and Leadership with John Morgridge, Cisco Systems  (2006 UCTV program)
Twenty Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime, by Russell Mokhiber (text of June, 2007 speech)
Corporate Crime Reporter (online edition)
An Ethics Toolkit for Managers (20 page long online book)
The New Ethics of Journalism by Kelly McBride and Tom Rosensthiel (more about this 2013 book)
Ethics--Resources (books and journals from Springer, publisher of Journal of Business Ethics, etc)
Links to Professional Organizations' Ethical Statements, Policies and Related Ethics Websites
Ethics in the Workplace (Christian perspective)
Genomics: Twenty Years Later (reviews important biotechnology developments and ethical issues\, from The Economist April15 2023)
Doctored Data Scientific Fraud (report on fraud in medical research from The Economist Feb 25 2023)
As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age by Matthew Cobb (book review by Deborah Blum NY Times Nov 14 2022)

Ethical dissonance  and “How to Be a Good Person Without Annoying Everyone” by Michelle Nijhuis (from The Atlantic June 22 2022)

"The Only Way is Ethics: Reducing Corporate Cheating"   (article from The Economist September 19 2020)
“Ethics and Evolution: The Evolutionary Origins of Morality” (article about two related book from The Economist May 4 2019)
"Redesigning Life: The Promise and Perils of Synthetic Biology" (oped leader from The Economist April 6 2019)
"Gene Editing--The Baby Crisperer The era of human gene-editing may have begun. Why that is worrying" (report from The Economist Dec 1 2018)
"The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem" by Elizabeth Warren   (post on Politico Nov 1 2017)

"Human Gene Editing Is Leaving Ethics Dangerously Far Behind" by Craig Calhoun (on Huffington Post Aug 3 2017)

Practical Ethics -- Ethics in the Real World by Peter Singer (book review from The Economist September 17 2016)
The Post Truth World—Dishonesty in Politics  (report from The Economist September 10 2016)
“Why climate change is an ethical problem” b ( Jan 9 2016 article from The Washington Post)
"Ethics and the Environment: Eco-waverers" (report on study about moral licensing behavior from The Economist Feb 28 2015)
"Organ Transplants--Playing God" (article about rationing organs in June 15 2013 The Economist
"The Gospel of Wealth Fails the Inequity Test in Primates" by Eric Johnson (published on Dec 11 2012 by Scientific American)
"The New Culture War Over Fairness" by Jonathan Haidt (expanded version of October 2012 article in Time)
"Robot Ethics: Morals and the Machine" (cover story in The Economist June 2 2012)
"The Psychology of Morality: A Time to Be Honest" (report on simple experiment, from The Economist Mar 31 2012)
"Are Rich People Unethical?" (Feb 2012 news report on Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences study)
"The Ethics of Climate Change", by John Broome (June, 2008 Scientific American article)
Ethics and the Environmental Crisis (chapter one in online book by Alvin Lim)
Scientific Ethics  (ch 16 in book by Patricia Bolton) 
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research (National Academy of Sciences pamphlet)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (book re: ethics questions; review in NY Times Feb 2010)
America's Biggest Teacher and Principal Cheating Scandal by P. Jonsson (from Jul 5 2011 Christian Sci Mon
"Harvard Finds Scientist Guilty of Misconduct" by Nicholas Wade (story from August 20, 2010 NY Times) 
The Science of Good and Evil -- Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and the Golden Rule, by Michael Shermer
"Ten Ways Christians Tend to Fail at Being Christians," by John Shore (2010 Huffington Post article)
Can We Be Good Without God? by Robert Buckman (info on this 2001 book)
The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science by Horace F. Judson
quotes related to ethics

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.