Especially in today's complicated and intertwined world, it is easy to become disconnected from the consequences of our actions. Those trying to cheat or take advantage of circumstances often ignore what they do to others because they place their greed or selfish needs ahead of others. This has happened far too often in business and finance, sometimes with catastrophic economic impacts.
While some may concede that this is human nature and we should accept it, civilized societies usually try to encourage behavior that is good for everyone. The "common good," then, is the motivation for the passage of laws and the establishment of regulations related to those laws. Yet the common good is frequently not well served, especially in the most lawless of countries. Though for different reasons, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Sudan and Columbia may be the most nightmarish of that group. But even places that hold the "Rule of Law" in high regard find themselves struggling to do the right things environmentally. It would seem that this happens for several reasons.
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