ethics

Letting Primark Engage the Debate

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Absolut Nationalism

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Advertising vs. Reality

by: Karl Long

German web site Pundo3000.com has done a case study of 100 product and package shots of packaged food and compared it to the reality of what is inside the package. Great stuff, we need a US version of this because even the product shot of herring bits in sauce looked nasty :-)

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Your Mind's Civil Rights

by: Roger Dooley

WIRED ran an interesting piece that suggests increasingly invasive brain technologies will become a legal battleground. The more obvious areas have already been discussed here and elsewhere: using brain scans as lie detectors or to see if an individual recognizes someone or something (as part of a legal investigation, perhaps). That could be just the beginning, though.

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Cultural Sustainability

by: danah boyd

Since Davos, I've been thinking about cultural sustainability. This
isn't a term that I heard there, but one that I wish that I had.

These days, when people in business talk about sustainability, they
mean environmental sustainability. Traditionally, the environment was
an externality that was ignored. More and more, with the conversations
of "carbon neutral," people are starting to think about what it means
to environmentally sustainable. At the same time, a company can be

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Green Corporate Communications: The Unstoppable Urge to Talk the Talk

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just because we can, doesn't mean we should

by: danah boyd

Learning to moderate desires and balance consequences is a sign of
maturity. I could eat only chocolate for all of my meals, but it
doesn't mean that I should. If I choose to do so anyhow, I might be
forced to face consequences that I will not like. "Just because I can
doesn't mean I should" is a decision dilemma and it doesn't just apply
to personal decisions. On a nation-state level, think about the cold

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How is the Getty Museum Different from Enron?

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what are marketing and advertising's social responsibilities wrt youth?

by: danah boyd

A new report by the UK National Union of Teachers - Growing up in a material world - shows that contemporary marketing and commercialization practices have devastating consequences on youth:

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Renewable Electron Economy Part XI: Sending Coal to the Sidelines

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