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Freedom of Choice in the 21st Century: Towards a New Jus Vitae Necisque?

Freedom of Choice in the 21st Century: Towards a New Jus Vitae Necisque?

In the United States, an important conversation is taking place, the results of which might set a worldwide precedent for ethical regress of the most devastating kind. It is now an alarming reality that, while European countries have laws which generally ban abortion after the first trimester, when the baby becomes better formed and (as far as science knows so far) able to feel pain, in the US,…

No, Facebook should not submit to more regulation

No, Facebook should not submit to more regulation

  Recently, the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees questioned Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook with regard to the recent Cambridge Analytica data privacy breach scandal.The breach of personal data and privacy hits very close to home for most, as, in the age of technology, where surveillance capacities have become increasingly advanced over…

From Lisbon to Brexit- The EU Debate

From Lisbon to Brexit- The EU Debate

After the British vote to leave the European Union several debates have surfaced with regard to how the future of the Union should look. This is, of course, not a recent development. Since its inception there have been debates with regard to how it should function and whether it should be an economic union, a confederacy or a super state. The dialogue has been similar to the one carried out…

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

BOOK REVIEW European Disunion The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe By Todd Huizinga Encounter Books, New York 2016 HC, 250 pages, $23.99 978-159403789-4   Could the European Union, for many a symbol of freedom and cooperation, be viewed from a perspective other than that of a union of states concerned with keeping international…

Double taxation: A hindrance to progress

Double taxation: A hindrance to progress

Whether or not one believes that the government is entitled to their money by way of levying taxes, such obligations are a part of everyone’s lives. Unfortunately, sometimes simple taxes become incresingly complicated and the process of paying them leaves one feeling more helpless and frustrated than usual. I’m not referring here to the most obvious of such cases, progressive…

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

                                 We live in an age of technological advancement. Medical procedures are becoming safer and more sophisticated, life expectancy is going up, and the overall material comfort of life is increasing. With such…

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