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No gouging over spilled oil

In this May 28, 2010 photo, BP CEO Tony Hayward stands aboard the Discover Enterprise drill ship during recovery operations at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Venice, La.
In this May 28, 2010 photo, BP CEO Tony Hayward stands aboard the Discover Enterprise drill ship during recovery operations at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Venice, La.
AP Photo/Sean Gardner, Pool

When oil companies gouge prices, it may seem they are above recompense. There are certainly wildlife and natural resources taking a beating as a result of bad oil-business.

Now, six weeks after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began, attempts to stop the constant eruption of oil into life giving waters have only shown what is not working. According to government estimates, between eighteen and forty million gallons of oil have already gushed into the Gulf.

God is not opposed to commerce. It is important in life and business however, that we not forget where our prosperity comes from. When making a dollar at any cost becomes more important than the people whose dollars consume the products and or services, then priorities are out of order. Unfortunately, this is no scarce phenomena in big business.

Maybe this is a sign that it is time for a change on the horizon of big business - a new generation of leaders who are not afraid to honor the golden rule are on their way to the board room.

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psalm 75:6 KJV

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