Monday, March 10, 2014

Sowing and reaping.....................

      Haidt realized that he'd made a mistake when he thought that conservatives cared less about fairness than liberals;  rather, they cared about different fairness.  Liberals worried about the fairness of equality.  Conservatives were animated by the fairness of proportion:   Are people being rewarded according to the effort they put it?  Haidt realized he would need a sixth moral foundation, one that would capture what these conservatives were talking about.  "It was the fairness," writes Haidt, "of the Protestant work ethic and the Hindu law of Karma:  people should reap what they sow."
-Megan McCardle,  as excerpted from The Up Side of Down:  Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

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