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Monday, May 09, 2011

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Becky Fisher

"...the LOVE of money is the root of all evil ..." (I Timothy 6:10 KJV). These articles are powerful reminders to guard our own attitudes against the lure to worship the almighty dollar at the expense of innocent people -- and to demand that others in our society do likewise. I doubt, however, that the juries in these cases had an easy job of sifting through the incredible complexity of these situations to determine levels of guilt.

On another note: does anyone recall a report regarding how Kenneth Lay died? He was only 64.

Carla Crombie

Kenneth Lay died of a heart attack while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado.
I have no sympathy for those found guilty of white collar crimes. Corporate corruption destroys the lives of some and the trust of many. Too many innocent people have lost jobs, pensions, healthcare, homes, life savings, etc., as a result of the criminal activity of a few.

Cindy DeCrow

I was struck by the similarities between the shenanigans at Enron, and the more recent Wall Street debacle. It seems the message the jury sent to board rooms across the country was not as unmistakeable as the Justice Department thought. Moreover in the United States v. Skilling, the Supreme Court made it harder to prosecute such crimes.
Mr. Skilling was described as a visionary leader. So was Hitler. Both are cautionary tales that suggest one should never accept another's vision uncritically. I expect, however, we will continue to do so.

Robin

This is also a great example on how we, as a nation, place value on people. More attention is placed on people that take money from the goverment, than if they hurt a child, or rape a woman. You can get 30- 100 years in jail for taking goverment money, and maybe 3-4 years for molesting a child. What kind of value system does that show?

Sarahmarie315

Money is the root of all evil. Our lives are consumed by it. Whether we have it or not, how much we have and how we can demonstrate our wealth to others. It is a sad state of affairs in this country and I think it is incumbent on all of us as future human services professionals to try and make a difference in this destructive way of thinking.

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