Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

Murky waters with this one

Equality in 2008 – you spoil my shirt, you get thumped? If you throw all the elements into the equation – police/public, black/white, young/old, over-reaction – you have the makings of a very messy issue, fuzzy thinking and a lot…

Easy on the mind

It’s been my experience in life that the moment something starts to drop into a nice routine, fate or whatever you want to call it plays funny buggers and deals a blow.

Dissatisfaction [addendum]

Right on cue today: How can I make my boyfriend understand what’s important to me? … me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me. Plus: Romance not essential for a happy marriage Oh really?   What’s the point of it…

Tale of two Afghan tales

Whose tale do you believe? 1. In 2004, American geologists, sent to Afghanistan as part of a broader reconstruction effort, stumbled across an intriguing series of old charts and data at the library of the Afghan Geological Survey in Kabul…

Here we go!

As a few vigilant pundits have pointed out, it’s game on while everyone’s distracted during the world cup: In an extraordinary briefing to trade union chiefs last week, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso set out an ‘apocalyptic’ vision in which…

Libertarian or classic liberal?

Evolution of the species How to realize that you’re not, in fact, a libertarian but rather a classic liberal?  Answer – attempt to watch this world cup.  Said one fan: Yep, I turned off the broadcast on Friday nights opening…