Saturday, December 23, 2006

Get It While You Can? Is Mankind Our Business?

So, how do stories like the one below, and some of the others in the same vein leave you feeling?

There is a scene in A Christmas Carol, where Ebenezer Scrooge answers the recriminations of Jacob Marley's ghost: "You were always a good man of business, Jacob."

It is not all about money. Money is not evil, in fact it is a powerful tool, for either good or evil, but it is not life. So, in fairness, would I turn down such a bonus? That would be hard to do. So, the important question is: What will these guys and ladies do with that money? Will any of them try to make a difference for good somewhere?

As Dickens' lost ghost of Jacob Marley cried out in his misery to Ebenezer Scrooge "Mankind was my business!"

This year's bonuses are a big mistake - MarketWatch


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