Very amusing and relevant article in Ethics Newsline from Globalethics.org about how far the new lobbying regulations are taking us - OK to offer someone from the government an hors d'oeuvre as long as he does not sit down (meals are banned), toothpicks are OK, but no knives and forks.... Regulation gone bezerk ? or just the interpretation of the new laws ? But the article makes a very good point - rules keep people within the limits - they do not correct the underlying culture. What we need is more weaving of ethics in the school material. Maybe all this "politically correct" attitude stops us from taking a clear stand. Kids (and adults, and unfortunately if you read the polls lots of politicians) need to be sensitized to the issues so that it flows naturally into their decision process. We need to rally around the concept of The Common Good.