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Confronting the rich and mighty

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Confronting the rich and mighty .                                                                                                                                                                                                    [embedded content] Courage is to do the right thing in spite of danger and fear. To keep on even if opportunities to turn back are given. Like in the great stories. The ones where people have lots of chances of turning back, but do not – because they believe there must be some justice and rule of law in this world. Dignity, a better life, or justice and rule of law, are things worth fighting for. Not to step back, in spite of confronting the mighty and powerful, creates courageous acts that stay in our memories and means

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Confronting the rich and mighty

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Courage is to do the right thing in spite of danger and fear. To keep on even if opportunities to turn back are given. Like in the great stories. The ones where people have lots of chances of turning back, but do not – because they believe there must be some justice and rule of law in this world.

Dignity, a better life, or justice and rule of law, are things worth fighting for. Not to step back, in spite of confronting the mighty and powerful, creates courageous acts that stay in our memories and means something.

In this story there is only one victim. And it is not the former chief of IMF. It is Nafissatour Diallo. So, instead of looking the other way, we should all pay tribute to all these oppressed and belittled women from the third world that work hard for a living in a world ruled by men. Powerful men. Men like Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Lars Pålsson Syll
Professor at Malmö University. Primary research interest - the philosophy, history and methodology of economics.

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