2018-2019 Cases

Company Woman
Should someone pick work over friendship?
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Private Money In Academia
Is it ethical to receive academic donations for politically biased reasons?
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Liver Allocation
Is there any morally equitable way to distribute organs? And if so what should be the criteria?
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China’s Social Credit System
Should governments regulate citizen lifestyle? If so to what extent?
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Dear Diary
Is it ethical to go through someone’s diary without permission?
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Fake Followers
How should social media platforms regulate the creation of “fake followers”?
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Love Drugs
Should individuals fall in love naturally? Is it ethical to use drugs to force an emotion?
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De-extinction
In what circumstance, if any, should the revival of extinct species be permitted?
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Picnic Nit-Pick
Should someone correct bad behaviors of other people’s children? To what extent does it become unacceptable?
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Drawing the line on Gerrymandering
Is it ethical to allow partisan Gerrymandering? What should be the criteria for regulations?
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Unauthorized Dumping
Is it ethical to break up with a loyal partner after cheating?
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Data Violence
What should engineers and tech companies do to prohibit “data violence”? What should be the criteria for online misbehavior?
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Tsk Tsk, Tusk Tusk
Can tusk mining ever be considered ethical? To what extent should humans use animals as resources?
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Shhhh!
When is it ethical to keep quiet? Should there be laws and regulations for silencing unethical people?
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Gun Control
What should be the criteria for carrying a gun? Would it be safer to prohibit gun ownership indefinitely?
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All cases shared courtesy of the National High School Ethics Bowl and the Parr Center for Ethics at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Thanks to Davi Kim for the artwork above!

2018-2019 Cases

Case Chair: Dominique Déry

Case Authors:
Dustyn Addington, Alex Campbell, Ian Pierce Cruise, Dominique Déry, Terry Guo, Matthew Hernandez, Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Pavel Nitchovski, Chris Ng, Samuel Reis-Dennis, Keshav Singh, Steve Swartzer, Rob Willison

All 15 of this year’s cases can be downloaded in one pdf here

Cases from Past Years