Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Blagojevich or Madoff, can you really trust anyone?
Year after year, we see a succession of people in positions or trust and authority who let us down. Whether they are politicians - see the number of ex-Governors or members or Congress who get sent to jail - or business people - from John Rigas to Stephen Gardner; Ken Lay to Conrad Black - it never ends. In all probability more people get away with it than get caught. Furthermore, many who do get caught manage to rehabilitate themselves, and few show any shame.