MBAs v felons

W. Kiernan WKiernan at
Tue Feb 9 13:16:00 PST 1999

Doug Henwood wrote:
> Chronicle of Higher Education - web daily - Tuesday, February 9, 1999
> Study Finds a Striking Similarity in Ethics of Inmates and MBA
> Students
> Companies looking for ethical employees might be better off
> interviewing in the local prison than the local business school, a
> new study concludes..."The perception is that convicted felons are
> unemployable because they adhere to a different set of values," said
> Mr. Stearns. "Yet, they must have employment to remain viable in
> society. This research shows their values are not that much different.
> And, in some situations, their values are more laudable."

Just grab those MBAs the instant they graduate (marketing opportunity: graduation gowns with prisoner stripes), and throw them right into prison - where they belong! - and after a few years when they are released, their ethics will be vastly improved. That new higher ethics up there in the lofty managerial class will certainly trickle down to low-caste workies such as myself. Somebody tell Bill Bennett; this could be the key to Renewing America's Morality!

Yours WDK - WKiernan at

** She wanted to get down from her highchair and show them ** ** all how much she hated them. - Benchley **

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