Let’s show our kids how money and ethics fit together

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Neale GodfreyAs a family financial pioneer, my goal is to empower adults to, in turn, empower the next generation with the skills necessary to appropriately negotiate the exchange of goods and services. This lays the groundwork for our interactions with the world at large, ensuring our children and grandchildren have both the values and adeptness for fair global exchange.The underpinning of any financial interaction should to be based upon ethical behavior and mutual respect. With the digital and 24/7 media-driven world we live in, it is not surprising to hear about how we’ve drifted away from our principles, only to be left with the feeling as if the entity, corporation or person on the other side of this amorphous transaction isn’t real.  ”You are just cheating the man,” some may quip.An interesting ethical question came up some years ago, when I was on The Oprah Winfrey Show. We were discussing credit cards. A college student had run up a large bill and insisted, “It wasn’t my fault because the credit card company had given me the card.” I asked the audience how they felt about that statement and a teen commented, “If you racked up debt, when you knew couldn’t pay for it… it’s stealing.  It’s not any different if I came into the store on stole stuff.”  I hugged that teen!Stealing is not paying taxes or hacking into a retail store’s computer or looting. It may not be viewed as stealing money from a real company owned by real people, and housed in a real neighborhood employing real people, but it is. This is not new behavior. Socrates is credited with saying that, “The more men value money-making, the less they value virtue.” continue reading »last_img read more

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PREMIUMGovt urged to revise ‘discriminatory’ decree on houses of worship

first_imgLinkedin Amid a series of attacks on churches in Indonesia, observers have demanded the government revise a decree that requires local residents to approve the construction of houses of worship.Since the signing of the 2006 joint ministerial decree on places of worship, religious minorities have struggled to obtain permits to construct them.Although Indonesia’s Constitution guarantees freedom of religion for every citizen, the decree requires a congregation to obtain 90 signatures from its members and another 60 from other residents before building a house of worship.It also requires that the congregation obtain an endorsement letter from the local administration and a recommendation letter from the local regional affairs office and the regional interfaith communication forum (FKUB).These obligations have proven difficult for adherents to religions other than Islam, the coun… intolerance Karimun-church interfaith-harmony Santo-Joseph-Catholic-Church-Karimun Riau-Islands Tanjungpinang Batam Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Forgot Password ? Facebook Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Drunken man stabs coworker

first_imgFrom what police investigators have gathered, Sacari and Escote had a heated argument while having drinks around 7:45 p.m. on May 16, prompting the latter to attack the former. But it was not immediately established what triggered the altercation. ILOILO City – A 47-year-old construction worker was stabbed by a drunken coworker in Barangay Tambal, Janiuay, Iloilo. The suspect was identified as the 27-year-old Bryan Escote of Bogasong, Antique. The suspect fled but was arrested by the Janiuay police hours later. He was now detained and charged./PN Allan Sacari of Bago City, Negros Occidental was currently recuperating at the Janiuay District Hospital. He sustained stab wounds on the left shoulder.last_img read more