The attraction of morality in times of affluence is that not much of it seems needed. More choices are available and thus fewer harsh dilemmas arise. If they arise, money can be used to buy out of or evade the consequences of choice. The wages of sin are offset by the cheapness of therapy, drugs, liquor, economy flights, and a career change. If all else fails, public confessions can profitably be produced as a miniseries. Vice is rewarded because everything is rewarded, even virtue.
KeywordsMoral Judgment Civil Liberty Hard Time Career Change Moral Autonomy
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