Ethical Reasoning

BY SARAH ROSENTHAL A look at the line across which art becomes destructive. I’ve been thinking lately about making an ethical stock portfolio. I suppose it’s hypocritical, and even slightly irrational for me to use Apple products and Facebook but feel uneasy investing money in them. I don’t want to let shady experiments on users, or uncomfortable privacy policies, or disturbing labor practices slip into the shadows as I sit at my desk procrastinating and feeling thankful for blue-shirted “geniuses.” But it can happen. And as I worry about whether I’m an ethical consumer of products, I become increasingly aware …






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Sick, Sad World

BY SARAH ROSENTHAL Why boredom and cynicism are preferable to drugs. In high school I — a student as enthusiastic about those four years as Daria Morgendorffer — gave tours as a Student Ambassador. I remember one tour when an enthusiastic parent, noticing the AP Art class’s work in the hallway, stated about one particularly colorful piece, “Wow, he must have been on some kind of drugs to think of that.” It was infuriating. I hear frequently about the association between art and drugs, and I’m tired of it. Because the connection between the two surpasses mere explorations of the …






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