“Non-Bible” goes cheap and displaying virtue at work

OBADIAH SLOPE

Saturday 2 April 2016

Email ethics: A study of ethics at work, by Ethics & Compliance, a US-based non-profit has found that Americans have very different responses when ethics are raised at work, The Economist reports. A field test in India found that a virtuous quotation added to an email sign-off was protective – a boss was less likely to ask that employee to do something dubious. Further research showed that Australians were a little different in their responses. “When Americans see a moral quotation appended to an email they tend to taker it as a true representation of the sender’s beliefs; Australians, by contrast, suspect the sender is being ‘holier than thou’, and tend to trust him less.”

Biblical Aussies: The Economist thought there was something in the Australian response and quoted Luke 16:15 (interestingly they use the King James) “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts”.

Spotted in the inner city: The "Good Book" goes cheap

Spotted in the inner city: The “Good Book” goes cheap

Bibles going cheap: Actually non-Bibles. Obadiah spotted The Good Book: A Humanist Bible, “made by A. C Grayling”, $19.90 down from $60, at a trendy inner-city bookstore recently. The Good Book contains 14 books (Genesis, Wisdom, Parables, Concord, Lamentations, Consolations, Sages, Songs, Histories, Proverbs, The Lawgiver, Acts, Epistles, and The Good) but no Gospel.

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