Impeach Roberts over Citizens United?
crossf at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Oct 27 08:42:54 PDT 2010
Empirically, there's reason to believe that richer societies are
better. They have less corruption, more individual rights, etc. For
individuals, I think the evidence is less clear..
At 10:20 AM 10/27/2010, Malla Pollack wrote:
>Possessing money may also be indirect evidence for the lack of
>honesty etc. Even from the Christian religious perspective the
>common-sense (non-empirical) response is mixed:
> possessing money was seen by some believers in predestination as
> a sign that you were among the elect
> but the New Testament does say that love of money is the root of all evil
>But I know of no empirical reports on this subject.
>On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Kemper, Mark
><<mailto:MKemper at bridgew.edu>MKemper at bridgew.edu> wrote:
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>Subject: Re: Impeach Roberts over Citizens United?
>"furthermore, possessing money is not direct evidence for any of:
>honesty, virtue, civic-mindedness, caring for others."
>Of course, depending on how those terms are defined, and what types
>of additional independent variables are included, having money might
>be positively correlated to those values (i.e., thus constituting
>indirect evidence). That is an empirical question, and a fascinating
>one at that! Has anyone seen empirical studies along these lines?
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Frank B. Cross
Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas
CBA 5.202 (B6500)
Austin, TX 78712-0212
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