Ethics and a new form of citizenship

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this year’s Reith Lecturesby Professor Sandel. He asked some tough questions that face us today and one that stopped me in my tracks was one about the role of markets in achieving public good. … Read More

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Are Politicians inherently unethical?

Staying with the  “ethics” theme, I wold like to focus on Politicians today. Since I wrote about the issue of Housing Allowances for UK MPS there have been more revelations about MP’s expenses here in the UK. We have learned in … Read More

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The Ethics of designing development programmes

In trying to address this issue a good start would be to understand that meaning assigned to the word Ethics. The meaning I assign to the word Ethics is derived from the African ideology/philosophy of Ubuntu which is about how … Read More

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Is volunteering a waste of time?

My immediate reaction to this question is another question. Why would anyone say so? The reason I would ask such a question is because when you volunteer be it your time or services you do so of your own free … Read More

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Facebook and the power of social networks

I don’t when or how I got into Face book and it doesn’t really matter. I don’t know all the tricks or ways of getting round it but I know enough to use it to communicate with people in my … Read More

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