Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?

Saturday, June 23, 2018








http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/news-statements-quiz/

http://www.journalism.org/2018/06/18/distinguishing-between-factual-and-opinion-statements-in-the-news/

How much do you know about American Slavery?

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Research conducted by SPLC in 2017 shows that we, as a nation, are failing to adequately teach the hard history of American slavery. Wondering how your knowledge stacks up? Take this six-question quiz...

https://www.splcenter.org/data-projects/how-much-do-you-know-about-american-slavery

Playing By the Rules: Ethics at Work

Ethics play a major role in contemporary business practices. From debating whether or not to act on insider information, choosing between employee wellbeing or shareholder obligations, or disclosing a rare but potentially fatal side effect of a newly manufactured drug—ethical decision making is a critical skill. But even the most moral character can be influenced in ethical gray areas. 

https://www.wliw.org/programs/playing-rules-ethics-work/

The hypocritical nature of reaction to political bias

Monday, June 4, 2018

ingroup-harming biased messages/acts are considered more serious and are more likely to warrant corrective action...

Liberals in the United States decry the bias of Fox News, while conservatives decry the bias of the New York Times. But new research suggest that partisans do not care much about political neutrality.

The study, published in PLOS One, found that partisan mostly cared about political bias that harmed their own side. 


The research:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0196674

The friendly explanation:
http://www.psypost.org/2018/05/political-partisans-not-really-concerned-political-bias-per-se-51325

I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
 
 
 
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...

-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920