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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:00 PM
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17. You study, weigh the available options that fit with your philosophy. Don't be silent.
Let the people you do business with - KNOW where you stand. Then you make your decision.

What happens when word gets around that there's a motorcycle cop hidden behind the big bushes around some driveway in the neighborhood on a street where people like to speed? People tend to slow up a little if they know there's a greater risk of getting a speeding ticket. They won't slow down because they know it's what they should do or because it's the law. They'll slow down because they're afraid of getting caught. That's the mentality of the 1%, corporate America, and all those who enable them. They don't do what they know they should do - unless they know there's a big and rather painful risk of getting caught. You have to make them do the proper or ethical or moral thing. They won't, if left to their own devices. They won't unless they're forced to. That's why we need regulations - which often entails watchdogs and guards and some other entity than the fox to be put in charge of guarding the hen-house. On a much smaller more personal scale, you're apt to be more of a deterrent to corner-cutting or unethical practices or slipshod treatment if it's known that someone's watching and keeping track. That someone could well be you. Heck, it should be every last one of us. Everywhere the schmucks turn around, they should be confronted by a watchdog or the suspicion that a watchdog is very nearby.
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