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Moral dilemma when money's at stake

On the seventh anniversary of the global financial crisis, a study has found that it may be possible, with specific ethics training, to improve the moral judgment of finance students.

dateSep 15, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Taking action for social change

What it means to be poor or vulnerable in today's society is not as obvious as it was a decade ago. The vocabulary of poverty in low income countries, traditionally expressed in 'one dollar a day' terms, no longer conveys ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Why should we place our faith in science?

Most of us would like to think scientific debate does not operate like the comments section of online news articles. These are frequently characterised by inflexibility, truculence and expostulation. Scientists are generally ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The world's new sustainable development goals

On September 25 world leaders will meet in New York to formalise the new Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals will guide efforts to reduce poverty and increase well-being, without destroying the Earth. The Conversation ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
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