tags: ethics



2013 Aug 4
everything is political

Descriptive/positive statements may or may not be political (although there are those who argue that epistemologies based on descriptivism/positivity are inherently political.) But prescriptive/normative statements (explicit or implied) are always political.

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2015 Nov 3
The Nature of Evil

Bryan Edds essentially argues that the reason why software tends to be crappy and code bases tend towards unmaintainability is because there is an inherent flaw in the nature of capitalism.

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2016 Jul 26
Just Becase They Weren't Indicted for Corruption Doesn't Mean They Weren't Corrupt

Pet peeve: Whenever someone commits an act that is ethically/morally problematic and the first thing people say is "Well, it's not like it was illegal…."

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