Morals should precede 'economic freedom': iLIVE

10 August 2011 - 16:21 By Mike Leggatt
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has been reprimanded for insulting Botwana and its president, Ian Khama Picture: GARY HORLOR
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has been reprimanded for insulting Botwana and its president, Ian Khama Picture: GARY HORLOR

Although I do understand the concept behind "Economic freedom in our life time", more women in business and less white men, I cannot help but feel that by constantly reiterating these points, we are inadvertently reinforcing a mantra of money as the ultimate end.

What we sorely need is good moral leadership and more emphasis on how life can be just as fulfilling with or without the money that leadership roles in economics dish out to people who feel they can justifiably pocket such sums.

It is precisely that greed and lust for personal gain that has brought the world to the point it now is, and once again, what we need is a measure of integrity and virtue and women and men we can look up to as role models of such.

Let's not perpetrate the idea of the corruption and dishonesty of the upper echelons of buisness as being a place to aspire to. 

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