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Re: news of the day

In my mind I can point to the time "greed" became the mantra for corporate
America.  I was working in D.C. in a large law firm in the late 1970's. 
Ringer's book, "Looking Out For Number One" was on the best seller list and
required reading for managers of many large firms.  It seems to me that
from that point forward the emphasis was on self...what one could acquire,
how much one could spend on cars, houses, etc., buying the best and
bragging on it.  Problems of those less fortunate didn't concern those on
this track unless they were directly involved.  The thought of giving back
to the community whose structure and principles allowed great success was
completely lost. 

Enough...my soapbox just turned over. 

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/07/2003 9:07:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
> > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > > May we someday wake up and go for more renewable, cleaner, energy
> sources!
> I'll second that!  However, I very much fear that money is what
> drives things the world around and as long as those with vested
> interests in keeping the status quo are the ones donating mammoth
> sums to election campaigns, I can guarantee that renewable energy is
> going to stay firmly in the rumble seat.  When you stop and think
> about the vast network of businesses that depend on oil in some form
> for their existence, you can see that the vested interests are large.
> Until some disaster occurs, this nation seems set on reaction instead
> of proaction, and then seems to waste time, money and energy in
> trying to point to fix responsibility on some entity - witness the
> eastcoast black out this year -  (I guess so people can sue them)
> instead of saying "Hello..it's time to do something about
> this"...just too much power in the hands of a few extremely
> short-sighted and profit-motivated persons.
> Now, I don't have anything against making a nice profit in business
> (only wish we could manage that), but there is profit and there is
> greed; today, greed is winning hands down.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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