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Randy Cohen Original writer of "The Ethicist" for the New York Times

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  • Being "The Ethicist": An Evening with Randy Cohen
  • Drive an SUV in Manhattan & You're Driving Straight to Hell: The Ethics of Transportation
  • How To Be Good
  • Plagiarism, a Kind of Defense

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  • 2012 Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
  • 2003 The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
  • 1981 Modest Proposals

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for "Late Night With David Letterman" for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s "TV Nation." He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, "Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything," was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.


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