Highlights from some of the week's top ethics news stories.
Same Sex Marriage
For the first time in his political career, President Obama recently expressed his support of same sex marriage. The seemingly unplanned remark was made in the wake of similar remarks by Vice President Joe Biden. Many believe that the comment was politically motivated and intended to positively influence Obama's presidential campaign.
read more and watch his statement......ABC - Poll: Obama's Gay Marriage Stance Could Hurt Him
read more opinions.......NYT - Obama's Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism
Months after being released from house arrest Aung Sun Suu Kyi has been elected to parliament. Kyi is the leader of the country's opposition party, the National League for Democracy. If not for her activism, the NLD may never have formed after the 1988 bloody military crackdown. They now have forty-three legislative seats and have staged a protest against the nation's new constitution which they deem as unconstitutional. Kyi has beseeched the party to rescind their protests.
watch her victory speech....Aung Sun Suu Kyi Victory Speech
read more..... NYT - The Party Without the Lady
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has been backed into a corner. At the May 15th meeting with JPMorgan Chase shareholders he readily apologized for internal missteps that led to $2 billion in losses for the company. Although JPMorgan is owning up to their mistakes, Dimon continues to take a hard line against the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act.
read more......CNN - Dimon to Face JPMorgan Shareholders
read more.....Business Week - The Hubris of Jamie Dimon
Zoo goers beware of the rock slinging chimp. Santino is the dominant male in his group at the Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Over time, he has developed the skill of finding or creating ammunition to throw at passing tourists. Researchers believe these findings could shed light on the "higher mental functions" of chimpanzees.
read more......The Week - The Chimp Who Learned to Trick Humans...And Pelt Them With Stones
read more......Live Science - Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo
read more......ABC - Chimp Acts Like Jerk, Gets Praised by Scientists
Source: Live Science