Moral Pollution

Pollution is an excess of any given thing: waste, pesticide, acid, carbon—-any one thing in extreme which tips the scales, compromises stability, security, and survival. Moral pollution is a principle or ideology with a similar effect, and includes greed, hypocrisy, disruption and corruption. Overt examples can be seen in the corporate world but we see moral pollution everywhere: in government, in politics, and in individuals with ideas that exploit the making of money for personal gain while disregarding the excessive, unnecessary consequences that pollute both landscape and community. _____________________________________________________________________

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