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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 13, 2004 10 secrets of the weight-loss industry
QUOTE: Of the nearly 55 million Americans who will go on some kind of diet program, a slim percentage will successfully shed the weight and keep it off.
Bankrate.com Jan 12, 2004 Some see fluorescent fish as neon signs of trouble
QUOTE: Frankenfish or a harmless example of a genetically engineered animal? The GloFish is selling briskly but could this tiny creature represent a potential threat to public health and safety?
Chicago Tribune Jan 11, 2004 Cancer 'Prevention' Is Hot, but Experts Are Split
QUOTE: Cancer prevention is the new buzzword and competition among researchers for federal money is fierce. But experts are divided as to what can really be done to prevent the disease even as hundreds of the "worried well" pay hefty fees for information that may not protect them.
New York Times Jan 09, 2004 Zoo Admits Mistakes in Animal Care
QUOTE: The National Zoo has filed a formal response that disputes the claims of a former staff pathologist who said he uncovered a pattern of poor animal care, but the zoo acknowledges making numerous mistakes in treatment and record-keeping.
Washington Post Jan 01, 2004 Defect Disclosure: When do I have to let customers know about defects?
QUOTE: If I tell a customer the whole story when he first comes to look at a property, he may lose interest before he becomes aware of its advantages. How far can I put off disclosing some details?
Aish HaTorah Dec 04, 2003 Should You Know Your Banker?
QUOTE: Financing based on reputation quickly turns into financing based on connections, a closed system where what matters isn't what you know but whom.
New York Times Nov 19, 2003 Did Jackie O.'s Priest Betray Her?
QUOTE: Did Jackie Kennedy's priest violate canon law by allowing intimate conversations with her to made public? The late Rev. Richard McSorley, her "priest-confessor", is currently under fire for allowing an author to read excepts from her letters and his diary and to use them in a recent book.
Slate Nov 12, 2003 Getting The Fat Out: Some companies knew the dangers of trans fats and took action. Now others must follow.
QUOTE: "In Europe [food companies] hired chemists and took trans fats out," he says. "In the United States, they hired lawyers and public relations people."
Washington Post Nov 11, 2003 ETFs: A Scandal-Free Option
QUOTE: Unlike regular funds, which are priced only once a day, when the market closes, ETFs trade just like stocks. Thus, their prices change moment to moment, leaving scant opportunity for market timers to exploit them.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Nov 07, 2003 BALCO Doctor Denies Signing
QUOTE: ...company was the source of a new "designer" steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone, or THG, a substance manufactured specifically to be undetectable in standard drug tests.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2003 U.N. to Consider Whether to Ban Cloning of Human Embryos
QUOTE: Should therapeutic human cloning be banned entirely on moral grounds or should it be permitted to a limited degree in the interests of science? The United Nations will consider two competing resolutions that call for a ban on human cloning while establishing international legal boundaries for its restricted use in medical experiments.
Nov 03, 2003 As Uses Grow, Tiny Materials' Safety Is Hard to Pin Down
QUOTE: Nanoscale materials are already embedded in hundreds of products that we use daily but are they safe? Recent experiments raise troubling issues.
New York Times Oct 21, 2003 Microsoft offers expiring documents and emails
QUOTE: ...concerns that automatically deleting email messages and documents could cause legal problems with, for example, financial regulators who demand by law that all company records are kept.
New Scientist Oct 12, 2003 To Whom May I Direct Your Free Call?
QUOTE: ...VoIP companies receive an unfair advantage because the F.C.C. and state governments regulate them as information, not phone, companies because they rely completely on the Internet. That frees them from multiple tax and regulatory commitments...
New York Times Sep 18, 2003 Verdict Set Aside Over Lawyer's Conduct
QUOTE: [the attorney] "created a hostile climate that obscured the issues, rendered the trial unfair and was degrading to the institution of the Court."
Law.com Sep 18, 2003 Genetic Basis to Fairness, Study Hints
QUOTE: ...suggests that the monkeys have a sense of fair treatment and respond negatively when their expectations are violated...
New York Times Sep 17, 2003 Bolshoi Decides It's Over Before 'Fat' Lady Dances
QUOTE: ...one of Russia's most famous ballerinas, was fired by Moscow's Bolshoi Theater because they claimed she was too fat to dance in their ballet troop.
New York Times Sep 02, 2003 Genes' Sway Over IQ May Vary With Class: Study: Poor More Affected by Environment
QUOTE: a groundbreaking study of the interaction among genes, environment and IQ finds that the influence of genes on intelligence is dependent on class....results suggest that early childhood assistance programs such as Head Start can help the poor and are worthy of public support.
Washington Post Aug 27, 2003 Understanding the Time Value of Money
QUOTE: it is important to know how to calculate the time value of money so that you can distinguish between the worth of investments that offer you returns at different times.
Investopedia Aug 14, 2003 Vatican backing sparks GM row
QUOTE: Plans being laid at the Vatican to throw the Pope's vast moral influence behind the cultivation of genetically modified crops have sparked a row within the church.
Guardian Unlimited Aug 14, 2003 Results Never Reported for Many Large Cancer Trials
QUOTE: ...the lack of publishing can be seen as a breach of trust between the researchers and the patients who consented to participate in the trial...
American Cancer Society (ACS) Jul 15, 2003 2 Women, 2 Deaths and an Ethical Quandary
QUOTE: Critics argue that the risks were too high and that doctors had an ethical obligation to say no, especially since the sisters were physically healthy and the operation not medically necessary.
New York Times Jul 10, 2003 The Risk That Failed
QUOTE: ...brain scientists are thinking long and hard about the morality (right or wrong) and the ethics (fair or unfair) of what such breakthroughs as genomics, molecular imaging and pharmaceuticals will make it possible for them to do.
New York Times Jun 14, 2003 History for Hire in Industry Lawsuits
QUOTE: The American Prospect magazine, in a 2000 article, identified Dr. Ludmerer as well as the popular historian Stephen E. Ambrose and Theodore Marmor, a social scientist at Yale University, as high-paid consultants for the tobacco industry.
New York Times Jun 06, 2003 For frequent fliers, more miles and fewer seats
QUOTE: 'They just start to collect [frequent flier] miles," he said. "It's only when they try to redeem them that they realize there are problems.'
International Herald Tribune (IHT) Jun 03, 2003 Futuremark says Nvidia didn't cheat, but broke rules
QUOTE: Futuremark has changed its description, but not its opinion, of Nvidia's decision to use application-specific optimizations in its drivers that detected the presence of specific 3DMark03 tests and altered the performance of its graphics chip to achieve a higher benchmark result.
InfoWorld May 01, 2003 Buy Where You Shop
QUOTE: But if you aren't satisfied with the online shopping experience, you want to look at the physical product, for example browsing through a book in the store, you owe it to the retailer--and to yourself--to buy it there, rather than going home and saving a few dollars by ordering it online.
O'Reilly Media Mar 06, 2003 Your name in the stars ... or maybe not
QUOTE: No scientists, foreign countries, or official authorities will ever be aware that you "bought" your star, or use your name in any way. It's a hoax - these companies [that name stars after people for a fee] have absolutely no connection with the IAU, nor with any other official astronomical institution.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 01, 2003 Which Price is Right?
QUOTE: How can we increase profits if we can't raise prices? The answer demands revolutionary thinking -- new insights about strategy and human behavior, turbocharged with software, mathematics, and rapid-fire experimentation.
Fast Company Jan 22, 2003 Whistleblowers and Team Players
QUOTE: Whistleblowers are a reminder that ethics must be embodied in real flesh-and-blood human beings...Cultures reward team players, not whistleblowers...I have never seen a culture with a conscience.
Counterpunch Jan 09, 2003 McDonald's Worker Resistance: Shaking the Golden Arches
QUOTE: ...the fall-out from restaurant bombings and anti-globalisation protesters remain only the tip of the iceberg....The McChicken Sandwich you just ordered may well have been prepared by a member of the Zapatista like McDonald's Worker Resistance.
Counterpunch Dec 11, 2002 Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
QUOTE: ...Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy....Piracy is progressive taxation....Customers want to do the right thing, if they can....Shoplifting is a bigger threat than piracy.... File sharing networks don't threaten book, music, or film publishing. They threaten existing publishers...."Free" is eventually replaced by a higher-quality paid service....There's more than one way to do it.
Openp2p.com Oct 16, 2002 How to Deal with "Jerks" Online: Behind the Scenes At the "Home Office"...on a Bad Day
QUOTE: Men and women who would never steal in the real world have no qualms about ripping people off while hiding behind their monitor. And those who won't try to openly steal from you won't hesitate to lie to try to get something for free.
Writersweekly.com Oct 11, 2002 Vatican Contemplates A Ban on Gay Priests
QUOTE: The Vatican is internally circulating draft proposals that would bar homosexuals from becoming priests, a policy...getting renewed attention in the wake of sex abuse scandals in the United States.
Washington Post Oct 01, 2002 The Secret Life of the CEO: Is the economy just built to flip?
QUOTE: Just like the dotcom excesses, Enron used the capital markets to increase the price of a share -- independent of the underlying value of that share -- so that a few people could cash out at that inflated price before the markets pounded the price back down to the true value of the share.
Fast Company Sep 01, 2002 Early Deliberations: A developmental psychologist investigates how children think about fairness and exclusion.
QUOTE: Thus children could judge exclusion based on gender or race as legitimate because it confirms stereotypic norms, or they might view it with indifference. Alternatively, extensive research shows that fairness judgments emerge during preschool years regarding play. As children get older, their sense of fairness extends to resource allocation and concern for others’ welfare.
Southern Poverty Law Center Jul 14, 2002 That Quest to Enhance Beauty Can Leave Scars
QUOTE: ...medically complex cosmetic procedures are being offered in beauty salons, day spas and some nurses' clinics. And sometimes, they say, the procedures are performed by unlicensed or unqualified people, increasing the chances of something going wrong.
New York Times Jan 27, 2002 Hidden fees, taxes and surcharges: That's the ticket
QUOTE: Welcome to the new world of air travel, in which the fare is just the beginning of what you'll pay for a ticket.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Jan 07, 2002 Spyware, Part 3: is Using It Illegal…or Just Sleazy?
QUOTE: "Will I go to jail if I put a keystroke logger on someone else's computer?"... The answer to the legal question depends on who you eavesdrop on.
ZDnet Jan 04, 2002 Keep Yourself Top Secret! How to Defeat Spyware (Part 2)
QUOTE: BUT TAKE HEART. You are not defenseless in the fight against keystroke loggers.
ZDnet Jan 03, 2002 How They Know What You're Doing On Your PC (Part 1)
QUOTE: Keystroke loggers have their place--if not in espionage, certainly in law enforcement. Knowing about their use, and abuse, is just part of being a savvy computer user or system administrator. Then again, you just might be someone who's concerned that a boss is electronically looking over your shoulder.
ZDnet Jan 03, 2002 Fairness
ABSTRACT: The best short answer to "What is Fairness" that I've seen, taken from "The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics".
Fairness.com Dec 07, 2001 In the Name of Quality
QUOTE: Knowing the names of the people who write your software doesn't give you a list of people whom you can blame when things go wrong; it gives you a list of people who are highly motivated to see that things don't go wrong in the first place.
InfoWorld Nov 25, 2001 The Ethicist: Death On the Trail
QUOTE: 1) Should a trail hiker put a small very injured animal out of its misery, or just move it to the side of the trail? 2) Should people forward the rampant e-mail warnings about terrorist attacks on shopping malls etc., or just delete them as they arrive?
New York Times Oct 29, 2001 After An Online Ruckus, Microsoft Opens MSN Site to All
QUOTE: the altered Microsoft site, dubbed MSN 7, treated some Internet browsers as second-class citizens, even preventing users with certain browsers from viewing the site....The Web cognoscenti flew into a virtual rage, firing off e-mail notes at a torrid pace. They saw the site changes as an assault on the most fundamental precept of the Web: that it should be open to all, not gated off in any way by a powerful company.
New York Times Oct 15, 2001 Patent Reform, Intellectual Property, Cash Rewards: Bountyquest.com Interview
QUOTE: ...mission is to reward people for their knowledge. We think we are giving scientists and engineers their first opportunity to get large rewards for information that they might have relevant to the patent field.
Fairness.com Sep 07, 2001 Thumbs Down? Re-edit the Flick Yourself
QUOTE: Lucasfilm has been supportive of such fan-created derivative works as the "Star Wars"-meets-"Cops" parody "Troops," but it views remakes of its own releases differently. "We always appreciate fans' enthusiasm and love of 'Star Wars,' but we can't allow them to duplicate and distribute our films for profit,"...
Washington Post Sep 07, 2001 Disciplining Parents
QUOTE: Parents who occasionally smack their children are not behaving violently. Violence represents the projection of physical force designed to injure or abuse.
Spiked Internet Magazine Aug 24, 2001 Is Someone You Love Gambling Away Their -- and Your -- Future?
QUOTE: ...while couples typically hold property as "Joint Tenants with Right of Survival" or "Tenancy in Common" these are not necessarily the best way to title assets. Instead, consider putting them solely in the name of the non-gambling spouse. However, be aware that this is not a fail-safe way to keep assets out of the hands of your spouse's creditors. Depending on the state where you live, no matter how the property is titled, you may still be liable for the debts racked up by your spouse.
Fox News May 01, 2001 Justice as Fairness: A Restatement
ABSTRACT: An updating by Rawls of seminal 1971 book Rawls:A Theory of Justice
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