The Ethicists

The Ethicists

The New York Times Magazine’s Amy Bloom, Jack Shafer and Kenji Yoshino debate readers’ quandaries and classic ethical conundrums.

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Should I Help a Classmate Who Sexually Harassed My Friend Get a Job?

The Ethicists

The ethicists consider whether mistakes made at 18 disqualify someone from an opportunity.

29 Min

Sep 17, 2015

Financial Demands

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The ethicists consider whether a son’s need for financial support justifies concealing his sexual orientation.

26 Min

Sep 2, 2015

An Inherited Conundrum

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Can I wear jewelry if I don’t support its origins?

23 Min

Aug 26, 2015

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25 min
Aug 19, 2015
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The ethicists consider how an employee should respond after learning that colleagues praised an anti-semitic text.

26 min
Aug 12, 2015
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The Ethicists consider how to respond to the dramatic aftermath of a neighborhood pool party.

32 min
Aug 5, 2015
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Is it wrong if a friend sells my hand-me-downs?

27 min
Jul 29, 2015
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The Ethicists consider how to discipline someone else’s teenager.

28 min
Jul 22, 2015
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The ethicists consider the importance of keeping up appearances in an office.

36 min
Jul 15, 2015
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The Ethicists consider whether it's O.K. to share information online about a reckless driver.

25 min
Jul 8, 2015
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The Ethicists consider when and how to call out another person’s prejudice.

24 min
Jun 30, 2015
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The Ethicists consider whether a mistress is required to honor a couple’s marriage.

23 min
Jun 24, 2015
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The Ethicists consider how to reconcile two wildly conflicting stories of a deceased parent.

25 min
Jun 9, 2015
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Do I Have to Keep a Secret About a Family Member’s Health?

21 min
May 26, 2015
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The Ethicists consider when you should reveal someone else’s sexual assault, if at all.

21 min
May 26, 2015
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The Ethicists consider when you should reveal someone else’s sexual assault, if at all.

21 min
May 24, 2015
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The Ethicists consider when it’s worth taking away a loved one’s autonomy.

21 min
May 12, 2015
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The Ethicists consider what information is, and isn’t, O.K. to leave out on a job application.

24 min
May 12, 2015
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The Ethicists consider what information is, and isn’t, O.K. to leave out on a job application.

21 min
May 6, 2015
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The ethicists answer reader questions about a questionable child-care provider and bending a park’s leash laws.

22 min
Apr 28, 2015
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The ethicists answer reader questions about familial loans and writing a recommendation letter to keep a former student from being deported.

15 min
Apr 14, 2015
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The Ethicists answer reader questions about an unintended contribution, a proposed negative hotel review and a religious tract.

31 min
Apr 7, 2015
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The ethicists answer reader questions about job applications and whether hospitals should admit to making fatal mistakes.

20 min
Mar 31, 2015
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Can I profit from accidentally obtained information?

16 min
Mar 24, 2015
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The ethicists answer reader questions about squaring religious beliefs with friendship.

23 min
Mar 17, 2015
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Do you tell a friend that his young daughter is sexually active with her boyfriend?

19 min
Mar 10, 2015
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Can I shop at a store whose values I don’t support?

23 min
Mar 4, 2015
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Can I hide my beliefs during jury selection?

21 min
Feb 25, 2015
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Can I stay out of an estate dispute?

28 min
Feb 18, 2015
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Can I ask my neighbors to quiet their baby?

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