If you lie, cheat, defraud or generally step out of line, then trip up and get caught, you have to expect social disgrace to the point of ostracism – even if you happen to be part of the upper echelons. That wasn’t always the case; there’s a new breed of moral tyranny afoot.
Does this development indicate a rise of moral standards? Do we really set greater store by morals or are the scandals surrounding corruption, drugs and tax evasion provoked by social tension in a competitive society shot through with envy? Günter Ogger believes it’s a point well worth considering —because the fuss about the new power of morality is rapidly turning into a business in its own right.
a no-holds-barred, trenchant analysis