Posts by reedlipman

  1. Does the government have the right to limit sugary drinks?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    Obesity in the United States is a growing problem. Six out of ten New York City residents are obese or overweight and nearly four out of ten school children are as well. In this article, CNN debates the pros and cons to the ban of sugary drinks larger than sixteen ounces in New York City.  They first debate whether or not the ban would be effective. The article agrees with the Board of Health that the ban on sugary drinks could have a positive effect in helping to diminish the problem of obesity in New York City. The article goes on to argue the questions "Is the ban consistent?", "Does the Board of Health have the power?", and ...

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  2. Human Enhancement

    [ By on December 17, 2014 ]

    In this recent article in the Guardian newspaper, Kostas Kostarelos debates whether or not Human Enhancement should be restricted to certain people. Human Enhancement is the application of technology to overcome physical or mental restrictions of the body. Kostarelos touches on different types of developing technologies such as chips that can be implanted into the brain to increase memory and other implants that allow connectivity between brains. He also discusses the critical relationship between these new technologies aiding and enhancing human capability and at what point is human enhancement no longer moral. He finishes by stating that he believes it is ethical to allow human enhancement for disabled people and various other patient groups, but he asks, should we ...

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