Values vs. Laws

Thomas Friedman comments on the current clown parade in D. C., quoting Dov Seidman, a corporate ethics consultant:

What makes a company or a government “sustainable,” he added, is not when it adds more coercive rules and regulations to control behaviors. “It is when its employees or citizens are propelled by values and principles to do the right things, no matter how difficult the situation,” said Seidman. “Laws tell you what you can do. Values inspire in you what you should do. It’s a leader’s job to inspire in us those values.”

Right now we have an absence of inspirational leadership.

And most of the country senses it.

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