On crossing picket lines: Taking sides isn’t a binary choice

I saw a tweet the other day where the person argued that for a worker to cross a picket line meant that they had taken sides in the dispute and that they could not ignore the point that all decisions have consequences. Well, yes, in a sense.  Of course it is true that when we… Continue reading On crossing picket lines: Taking sides isn’t a binary choice

The nurses strike or Matt Hancock on I’m a Celebrity? When you don’t have to choose between two ethical issues

I saw this tweet the other day. It’s a classical example of poor reasoning and poor ethical thinking.  We sometimes refer to this as “Whataboutery.”  A person expresses an opinion on a moral issue.  They are then told that they should not be expressing views about that issue because issue x is far more egregious.… Continue reading The nurses strike or Matt Hancock on I’m a Celebrity? When you don’t have to choose between two ethical issues