Posts Tagged ‘ health care ’

Realistically Curbing Abortion

October 8, 2012
Realistically Curbing Abortion

“Many laws permit or even promote abortion, but to us this is a great evil,” Elder Oaks said in Saturday afternoon’s session of General Conference.  Oaks is just one of many religious leaders that call abortion evil, but are there more effective ways to curb abortions than to simply stand on a soapbox?  A recent […]

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The Ring of Gyges & Health Care

June 12, 2012
The Ring of Gyges & Health Care

Last week we talked about the temptations individuals would have if there were no accountability and no consequences for their actions.  What about in society at large?  We see the same effect whenever there is a lack of transparency which creates exploitable loopholes that benefit some at the expense of others without consequences. Corporations I […]

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Posted in Agency, America, economics, Freedom, Politics, Uncategorized | 38 Comments »

Mormon Vigilance & the Ring of Gyges

June 5, 2012
Mormon Vigilance & the Ring of Gyges

Imagine you have a magical ring that renders you invisible and even imperceptible to potential victims.  Nobody would ever know you had done it.  You would benefit from your actions but have no social or personal repercussions.  You would never be held accountable.  If you are really being totally honest with yourself, what things would […]

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