FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #115

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

Would you be willing to write a good character reference for an old friend you liked a lot but knew was undependable and a bit of a scoundrel?

No.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #114

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If you were financially ruined by someone who cleverly deceived and cheated you, would you be more interested in getting revenge or in putting your life back together?

If I were financially ruined by someone, I could not put my life back together until I got back what he/she had taken from me.  So I would have to get revenge–though not for the sake of revenge.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #113

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

Would you rather have a leader who was more concerned with making this country prosperous over the next five years, or with ensuring our prosperity several decades from now?

We haven’t had a leader in decades, if not generations.  We’ve only had one politician after another.

That said, I’d rather have a leader who was more concerned with making this country prosperous over the next five years–given the urgency of our economic situation.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #112

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If the President addressed the nation and asked each of us to find one thing we could do to improve our country, what–if anything–would you do?

Bring awareness to the fact that we need to elect an independent president in 2016.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #111

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If you knew that famine and disease brought about by overpopulation would claim a quarter of the babies born in this decade, how much of the defense budget would you divert to programs to reduce the birth rate?  Assume there is no other source of money.

If any of the programs promoted abortion, in any way–I would not divert any money from the defense budget toward them.

If none of the programs promoted abortion, in any way, but promoted sex education and contraception instead–I would divert twenty-five percent of the money from the defense budget toward them.

PUT AWAY ALL FEAR FOR THIS POOR BODY

How hard it is to meet my Lord!

The rain-bird wails in thirst for the rain:  almost she dies of her longing, yet she would have none other water than the rain.

Drawn by the love of music, the deer moves forward:  she dies as she listens to the music, yet she shrinks not in fear.

The widowed wife sits by the body of her dead husband:  she is not afraid of the fire.

Put away all fear for this poor body.

Kabir

(translated by Rabindranath Tagore)

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #110

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

Do you consider it more important for government to foster a society with prosperity, freedom, or security for its citizens?

Freedom.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #109

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If you had to choose between a satisfying job with little security and a secure job with little satisfaction, which would you take?

I’d take a satisfying job with little security.

Has your attitude about this changed over time?

No.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #108

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If you were a salesperson working on commission, might you sometimes misrepresent a product to sell it?

Absolutely not.

FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #107

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

Your boss, whom you neither like nor respect, is planning to retire soon from a job you badly want.  If you knew that by fawning and currying favor you could probably get the position, would you do it?

If my boss were male–hell no.

If my boss were female, and desperate for sex–hell yes!


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