September 26, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 23

Honesty and trust

Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today’s society.

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To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider what our day-to-day lives would be like if we couldn’t trust anyone.

When we purchase a bottle of 100 pills from our pharmacist, how many of us bother to count the pills?

We pull in to a gasoline station and pay $35 for 10 gallons of gasoline. How do we know for sure whether we in fact received 10 gallons instead of 9 3/4?

You pay $7 for a 1-pound package of filet mignon. Do you ever independently verify th...

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