Is not the political process the shining example of what happens when you pay people to do the "right" thing? It never works.
What makes a cop getting paid any less corruptable than a politician?
my kids will tell you flat out I will never reward them to be good. It is an expectation of life and the reward comes from within. If the reward for good behavior come from an outside source -then that source holds too much power over the individual. And that outside source can take many forms, from money and tangible things - to social and emotional things.
It also leaves the impression that it is ok to weigh the reward, the cost and the outcome of any situation against these sources.
It makes morality a balance sheet.
Very dangerous in my opinion.
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