Monday, April 6, 2009

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Dread can be a great motivator. With the Great Recession and the fear about losing jobs, there has been an outbreak of good behavior in companies across the country.

For the Business Week report on this phenomenon, link here.

To some this all seems a bit forced and unnatural. But I, for one, would prefer forced and unnatural good conduct to the alternative: arrogant, insolent, and rude behavior.

At a time when all the world's economists are debating whether capitalism has failed, I would suggest that bad behavior bears much of the responsibility for the current economic.

Even the most enlightened capitalist policies will misfire when the population has been inculcated with values that produce bad character.

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