Financing America’s Public Schools Ethically

May 27th, 2016 by Kara in Case Studies

By: Mark Anderson   America has fallen in rankings in several metrics.  The US healthcare system is the least accessible and efficient, and US citizens the least healthy of any developed nation in the world. We rank 6th in median household income and 10th in per-capita GDP. In this article I look into one of America’s worst failing institutions: its public education system. American students rank 24th in terms of achievement, even though we have the 5th highest rate of per-pupil education spending of any nation in the world . Our society knows ...

Moral Cents Climate Change Issue

May 13th, 2016 by Kara in Journal

  By: Kara Tan Bhala The climate change articles in this issue of Moral Cents focus on the financial aspects. Of course, ethical imperatives undergird efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The BBC, quoting an Australian study, recently reported five tiny Pacific islands, part of the Solomon Archipelago, have disappeared amid rising seas and erosion. The study is the first that scientifically “confirms the numerous anecdotal accounts from across the Pacific of the dramatic impacts of climate change on coastlines and people.” Taro, the capital of Choiseul Province, is set to become the first ...

The Alchemy of the G-30 Report on Banking Conduct and Culture

May 6th, 2016 by Kara in Case Studies, Essays

By: Shazia Khan Afghan Summary The term “alchemy” has a rich and diverse origin and, hence, meaning. For example, alchemy has been defined as a chemical science, a speculative philosophy, and even a power that transforms something in a mysterious or impressive manner. This paper discusses the mysterious nature of the conclusions of the Group of Thirty (G-30) Report on Banking Conduct and Culture. In particular, how the recommendations lack a quantitative scientific or empirical basis. Despite these shortcomings however, this paper concludes that the normativity of the report should not be understated. ...