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Wed Jun 15 08:31:32 EST 2005
Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> Howard Lowndes [lannet at lannet.com.au] wrote:
>>Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>>>As examples of tall-poppyism are anti-MS, anti-US, anti-wealth etc. The
>>>emotions that drive the tall-poppyist are fear and jealous and are often
>>>expressed as hate. The tall-poppyist often attacks the tools and method
>>>that allow people to get ahead and support the means for the tearing
>>>down of tall poppies and redistribution to the not so tall poppies.
>>The problem is that many tall poppies have become such by illegal or
>>immoral or questionable methods or means.
> "many"? do you have any evidence of this correlation?
Microsoft - twice convicted monopolist.
Exxon - pollution
United Carbide - Bopal (sp??)
Esso - Longford
that'll do for starters.
> Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
> by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
> there is a discussion of a bagel seller who leaves boxes of baggles in
> companies and a tin for payment. the baggle seller
> finds that roughly 13% on average dont pay for a baggle.
> I have seen similar figures elsewhere.
> so if we assume that around 10-15% of people are dishonest and will
> cheat then around 10-15% of tall poppies will likewise. that leaves
> aroun 85-90% that are relatively honest.
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