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Qualified in Medical Imaging and Neuroscience. Martial artist and soon to be skydiver. Interested in politics (mostly foreign affairs), ethics, sociology, ancient European and South American history, warfare, and physics.

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augustlan's avatar augustlan said

Yay! Happy 10K day!

September 10th, 2010

mollydrew's avatar mollydrew said

Regarding your answer:
excellent answer thank you for sharing -mollydrew

August 14th, 2010

gravity's avatar gravity said

Regarding your answer:
I love that quote! thank you for answering!

August 5th, 2010

Thammuz's avatar Thammuz said

I still attribute the rise of developed countries in part to the increased moral standards over the last 300 or so years.

No argument there, it’s absolutely true. Economics however, not so much. If you think about yourself, your gain, you’ll fuck someone over for it sooner or later.

June 26th, 2010

Thammuz's avatar Thammuz said

What I wanted to convey is that it is still better from a completely selfish point of view for an individual to be ethical.

I seriously don’t see how. Ethical people are not necessarily more affluent on average, there’s ethical poor people, and there’s unethical poor people. Ethical rich people are much much fewer. Ethical politicians are almost an oxymoron, expecially considering the concept of electoral promises.

What you’ve proven, truthfully, is that ethical people have a less marked gap between rich and poor people, while with unethical people you range from the skaters you mentioned to Dick Cheney. Which is true but still doesn’t mean that being ethical brings youmore money, it just brings you more stability.

June 26th, 2010