Category Archives: Ethicist

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?

on July 30, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Protest Trump by Withholding Taxes?” I am increasingly distressed by many of the things that the Trump administration is, and is not, doing. The president himself has declared that not paying taxes ‘‘makes him smart,’’ and I do not trust that my federal tax[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Is It O.K. to Fire a Muslim Driver for Refusing to Carry Wine?

on July 23, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Fire a Muslim Driver for Refusing to Carry Wine?” I hired a limo service to drive me to a dinner party at a friend’s house. On the way, I remembered that I was supposed to bring the wine. I spotted a shop and asked[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Tell Someone His Father-in-Law Is a Child Molester?

on July 9, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Tell Someone His Father-in-Law Is a Child Molester?” Many years ago, my middle-school science teacher was arrested and jailed for sexually molesting a female student. He was about 40 at the time, with a wife and several children, both biological and adopted. I knew the victim[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?

on June 25, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Help an Unjustly Fired Co-Worker?” A work colleague, a level below me, has managed to succeed despite a pattern of bad performance. She doesn’t seek feedback early or take it well, so her projects consistently become last-minute scrambles that others must fix. She has also been[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should I Report the Biased Remarks of a Campus Cop?

on June 18, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should I Report the Biased Remarks of a Campus Cop?” I am a graduate student at a prestigious university in the rural United States. On a recent evening, I found myself locked out of my campus office after the administrative staff in the building had left for the[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Does My Ex Owe Something to Our Grown Children?

on June 11, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Does My Ex Owe Something to Our Grown Children?” After 25 years of marriage and three children, my husband and I divorced. He was a former seminarian and a pro-life Catholic when we married. He insisted on no birth control. When we divorced, he was a lawyer and[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should You Expose a Charity That Exploits Its Employees?

on May 28, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should You Expose a Charity That Exploits Its Employees?” I recently began training for a staff position at a nonprofit that offers services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I was very happy to be offered this position, particularly in light of the current political climate.[…] Keep reading →