Ethics isn't just problem solving, it's proactive and adds value. It's a shame many organisations only think about ethics after something goes wrong. It could be different, argues Matthew Beard. Have you ever felt like the kind of person who people always go to for advice but never invite out for drinks? It’s not a lot of fun being the friend they turn to in bad times and the one they forget to call when the going’s good. Imagine how ethicists feel.
Spoilt, greedy children and revolting, mean adults. Roald Dahl’s books are full of characters who behave badly. But are they as vile as we think they are? Is it OK to hate a baddie? Should we delight in their demise? These are some of the tricky questions we’ll tackle with Carl Smith, Rookie Reporter Maya Sathi and Dr Matt Beard from the ABC’s Short & Curly podcast. Give your brain a workout in a fun discussion about the good, the bad and everything in between. Rec. age 7+. Free, bookings essential.
At the same time, notionally left-leaning figures have started railing against identity politics, calling it ‘divisive’. The fight over identity politics cuts across the already hackneyed left/right distinction. Indeed, this conflict may well reflect and reveal deep, structural features of what it is to be a human. Identity politics seeks to give political weight to the ways in which particular groups are marginalised by the historically shaped structures of society.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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