The weekly death toll and ongoing human tragedy of the refugee crisis internationally is stunning for several reasons. First, despite all of the talk (and talk and talk) about humanitarian principles and human rights, the international community has not moved beyond shutting borders, denying visas, and tent cities to deal with the several refugee crises occurring around the world.
In the USA, two states voted to legalize marijuana. There’s no serious argument that marijuana improves peoples’ intelligence, or makes them more physically competent, or improves their abilities to perform professional tasks. Although the impact is physiologically different, like alcohol, people wanted to do it, and they voted to make it legal.
We have all heard it – the fish rots from the head down. And true enough the remedy for corruption requires attention on building a leadership class that provides role models for integrity and character.