Consequences Have Value – but only if they are preceived and imposed

In studying why embezzlements and similar crimes seem to be growing in both size and frequency, I have been looking for other societal indicators to see if the problem is bigger than simply thieving individuals rationalizing their thefts. One indicator of society I have been monitoring over the last few months is motorists’ compliance with red light traffic signals.  The …

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Thinking about drinking… Consider the Chaser!

There was a marketing campaign in Connecticut aimed towards preventing drinking and driving.  It went along the lines of “Thinking about drinking and driving?  Consider the Chaser.”  The ad ended with images of police and police cars stopping a drunk driver. I thought the ad was a well-executed play on words.  “Consider the Chaser” related to a drink following a …

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