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Glue & Sealant Gunk Up the Line

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Nancy Golden
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Re: They can't both be bad
Nancy Golden   10/31/2012 12:52:20 PM
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Oh, I agree Rob. You have to draw a line at some point. There is even an ethical system called ethical egoism which says that selfishness should not be feared but rather embraced as the highest principle of morality. But just because someone subscribes to a certain ethical system, it doesn't mean that it is an acceptable system. Counterfeiting is such a gross violation of standard business practice - and if they expect to participate in the global economy, they should recognize standard business practices...but another issue that is part of our global economy is that we are all coming from different worldviews. It is a challenge to be sure!

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Re: They can't both be bad
Rob Spiegel   10/31/2012 5:34:12 PM
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Nancy, I think part of the problem with counterfeiting is that we tend to do what we get rewarded for. If those doing the counterfeiting are not facing any negative impact, they'll keep doing it.

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Re: They can't both be bad
Nancy Golden   10/31/2012 5:54:49 PM
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You are so right Rob - I face that with my teenagers everyday! We always follow through with consequences because if we don't, they think that they can still get what they want even though they knowingly broke the rules. It's just easier to apply that to your kids than to a whole country!

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Re: They can't both be bad
Rob Spiegel   11/1/2012 3:21:04 AM
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I have teenagers, too, Nancy, so I know what you mean. One of the problems with counterfeiting in China is there doesn't seem to be any negative consequences. The government in China seems to be a buffer between the counterfeiters and their victims.

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