How does the idea of “Internet addiction” stretch the traditional concept of addiction?
The term “Internet addiction, stretches the traditional concept of addiction because the traditional definition of addiction focuses on the misuse of a chemical substance or drug. And internet addiction is also similar to drug to some extent.
What is the Enlightenment view regarding responsibility for addiction?
The enlightenment view of addiction is that people are responsible for the decisions they make about what they put into their bodies. Therefore, the responsibility for a person becoming addicted rests with the addict himself/herself.
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Should bloggers be given the same rights as newspaper, magazine, or television journalists?
Kantianism: It is not fair to all journalists that bloggers get the same rights easily which they earned through study and hard work.
Utilitarian: Giving bloggers equal rights will benefit the bloggers but hamper the journalists and the whole system that creates and works with the journalists. The harm is more than good. So, it is not ethical.
Social: Morally and legally wrong as the law emphasizes that a person should have equal rights and responsibility. Giving bloggers the right without them having carried out responsibility is wrong.
Should the US government provide activists in other countries the tools to get around Internet restrictions imposed by authoritarian governments?
Yes, US government should provide activists in other countries the tools to get around Internet restrictions imposed by authoritarian governments in order to maintain for peace and progress and discourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stockbrokers are now required to save all their instant messaging communications. Is having a record of everything you type good or bad? Do you think this requirement will change the behaviour of brokers?
Well, I think there is nothing wrong with saving instant messages. By doing so, you would be able to keep track of your conversation with your client. Well, this will change the behaviour of those stockbrokers who are not honest with their work.
With their boss monitoring their messages basically the dishonesty in this line of work will be lessened. Besides tracking the workflow of stockbrokers, saving instant messages will prevent the stockbrokers from forgetting meetings or information about their clients.
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