5/4: Private and corporate responsibility

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Today’s columns arrived in my inbox separately, unsolicited on both counts. But they have a common theme: responsibility.

The former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court writes how something as personal as a penchant for profanity — yep, she cusses sometimes — or as major as a cheating-teacher scandal can impact society.

The former chief of Southern Co. discusses the role big corporations should play with the CDC in helping protect our community health in the face of global dangers.

3 comments Add your comment

Jack

May 4th, 2012
9:35 am

Your got it right SAWB: a demand for rights should be made along with a demand for responsibility.
Those buying homes knowing they’d never pay for them caused the current financial downturn.

carlosgvv

May 4th, 2012
9:08 am

Corporate responsibility? Guess we’ll start off this Firday with some really dark humor.

SAWB

May 3rd, 2012
9:03 pm

It seems like our society is shifting from one that places a premium on the rights and responsibilities of the individual to one that is more focused on the rights and responsibilities of society.

This manifests itself in many ways such as the educational system that seeks to graduate large numbers of uneducated students because we hate to hold any individual back. We see it in the criminal justice system where we look for every conceivable reason to let criminals out of jail instead of punishing individuals for their actions. In business we see it where large numbers of individuals are now receiving tax payer funded bailouts even though they bought homes they could not pay for. We see politicians calling for restrictions on firearms while refusing to punish those who commit crimes with the same firearms.

Yes, lack of personal responsibility is the basis for many of the problems in our society.