How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Fossil Fuels

It is rare to find anybody writing about ethics (as distinct from politics) from a serious point of view these days, and rarer still to find book as clearly written and persuasive as The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.

This excellent book succeeds on every level by addressing a wide range of issues in a clear, factual, and reasoned manner. It should be required reading by anyone interested in the science and morality of using fossil fuels and alternative energy resources, whatever their ideological perspective on this issue. Read more

United Airways vs. Walt Disney on the Ethics of Customer Respect

Dumbo provides excellent customer service

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, United Airlines initiated action to remove a paying passenger from their plane because someone they deemed more important needed the seat. The more important person was an employee, not a customer. In forcefully removing Mr. Dao from the plane, security staff left him with a broken nose, broken teeth, and a concussion. As a result, lawyer Thomas Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio held a press conference today (April 13, 2017) broadcast live on CNN in which, aside from announcing a pending lawsuit, he raised the general question of why companies think they can treat people this way.

It’s an appropriate and timeless question. Read more