The anti-ethicist: Drive Noah Drive

You know Randy Cohen’s column “The Ethicist” in The New York Times? The one where people write in with mundane but ethically puzzling problems, to find out the right thing to do?

The column gives you that comforting, whole feeling when you’re done reading, a feeling where you go, Oh, good, with the necessary tools you can figure out what’s right and wrong in just about any situation.

Trouble is, try to apply that kind of rubric to real life, and letting “ethics” rule your existence turns out to be cumbersome, confusing, miserable, exhausting and — when it comes down to it — damn near impossible.

That’s where DriveNoahDrive comes in. Continue reading