Category Archives: Ethics

How To Spot A Liar

I generally despise TED talks, but this is a good one: Truth #1: “Lying is a cooperative act.” Truth #2. Everyone is willing to give you something for what they’re hungry for. Lying is an attempt to bridge that gap … Continue reading

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Interests Vs Principles

What is more important for your people — standing up for abstract principles or standing up for your people’s interests? I suppose this is generally right, but these days we may need a few barbarians to win this thing.This struggle … Continue reading

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Does Torah Permit Stealing From The Goyim?

At their essence, perhaps Jewish ethics can be best regarded as a subset of tribal ethics — whatever is good for the group is good. This is different from the universalist Anglo outlook I grew up with in Australia where … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Jews’ emphasis on intellect?

Dennis Prager writes: The fact is, there is no correlation between intellect and goodness. In fact, a disproportionate number of intellectuals, in the 20th century and today, have been, to put it bluntly, moral idiots — and therefore disproportionately supported … Continue reading

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The Truth

Growing up as a Seventh-Day Adventist, telling the truth was ridiculously important. If you got a reputation for lying, you were finished. You were lost. You were dead. The Christian commitment to truth went to extreme lengths. For instance, if … Continue reading

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