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China and the Lessons of Modern Surveillance Technology

July 18, 2018

China is taking the lead in drawing on recent technological developments to vastly enhance its capacities to keep its people under surveillance.

Immigration: Europe's Normative Challenge

June 29, 2018

To absorb millions of immigrants into European societies requires a normative integration.

The Limits of Transparency

June 22, 2018

Transparency is viewed as a self-evident good in Western society.

Theoretical Implications of “High Rent”

June 05, 2018

Evidence indicates that when a party pays lobbyists to secure special benefits for that party, in terms of resource allocations by the government, that party gains a very high return on its outlays

Panel led by Amitai Etzioni on the Future of Race Relations in the US

May 31, 2018

Should we aspire to a society that is color blind? One in which each group is respected and fairly treated? Should we focus on class rather than race issues?

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Can We Save Privacy by Treating Info Like Private Property?

May 25, 2018

Amitai Etzioni

Can We Save Privacy by Treating Info Like Private Property?

Theoretical Implications of “High Rent”

January 24, 2018

Evidence indicates that when a party pays lobbyists to secure special benefits for that party, in terms of resource allocations by the government, that party gains a very high return on its outlays

The Moral Wrestler: Ignored by Maslow

October 19, 2017

One of Maslow’s great contributions is that he assumes that people are not merely economic creators who seek to maximize their happiness by consuming goods.

For the record: US democratization drives are failure-prone

August 10, 2017

Etzioni specified the conditions that successful democratization requires and showed that these conditions are not extant in the Middle East and many other parts of the world.

Job Collapse on the Road to New Athens

June 29, 2017

The case that America will not be able to replace jobs lost to technological advance is gaining adherents.

Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?

June 27, 2017

 From the latest Issues in Science and Technology, read why new technologies often spur public anxiety, but the intensity of concern about the im

Cyber Trust

June 22, 2017

This article reviews the existing literature on cyber trust and proposes directions for further research. 

Moral Triage

May 03, 2017

Because moral triage is a new concept, it is not possible to point to an agent that has self-consciously applied this approach in the past.

Pros and Cons of Autonomous Weapons Systems

April 28, 2017

A review of the arguments for and against autonomous weapons systems, and a discussion of challenges to limiting and defining those systems.

Incorporating Ethics into Artificial Intelligence

March 07, 2017

This article reviews the reasons scholars hold that driverless cars and many other AI equipped machines must be able to make ethical decisions, and the difficulties this approach faces.