Category Archives: Ethics

It’s a bargain… or is it?

We are happily handing over large amounts of private data to internet giants. How come? And does it matter? Our lives are, in a way, an endless string of trades. Have a look at your latest current account or credit … Continue reading

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The dark side of nudging?

(featured image: socialneuron) Are companies like Uber really into nudging for evil? In a recent New York Times article, the maverick taxi company Uber came under fire for “pulling psychological levers” to influence when and where their drivers work. A company … Continue reading

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Keeping behavioural science on the straight and narrow

As we see behavioural science being applied all around us, we are left with more questions than answers Behavioural science has well and truly left obscurity and entered the mainstream. Governments – if they haven’t already done so – are … Continue reading

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Ethics are not for sale

Don’t use the economic way of thinking for justifying the death penalty What do a car manufacturer, a group of hungry friends, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Group Director Safety, Technical and Engineering of the UK’s … Continue reading

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