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Old 02-11-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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The way I see "price" may not be monetary... it could also be situational.

I think in many cases, I can be "bought" i believe... The price would need to be greater than simply monetary gain. ex. price of securing my family's safety in a threatening situation.

Yet.. in some cases, like sex, I think monetary may be enough. I'm not sure what my hourly rate would be.. its not like I'm in my prime.
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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It wouldn't have to be money that motivated you to be honest. Your late on your rent/mortgage and your about to be kicked out & you & your family have NO where to go. If your in a tight enough spot one might be surprised what one might do.


I agree about killing a puppy/cat, etc.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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Would you sleep with someone if they gave you enough money? Would you kill/steal if the price was right? What would be your price? What would you be willing to do? Would you admit you would do something for a price?
Yes I would sleep with someone for a price. Most people would spend an hour for $1 million.

I would not kill or steal. I would not do anything to risk my freedom.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The way I see "price" may not be monetary... it could also be situational.

I think in many cases, I can be "bought" i believe... The price would need to be greater than simply monetary gain. ex. price of securing my family's safety in a threatening situation.

Yet.. in some cases, like sex, I think monetary may be enough. I'm not sure what my hourly rate would be.. its not like I'm in my prime.
Exactly. It's not just about money. Would I kill to protect my life or my wife's? Yes. Would I kill to protect my possessions? Probably not.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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For enough money, I would even vote for (BLECCCHH) Hillary Clinton!
It wouldn't even be more than she could afford; just enough to make us completely debt free (including the mortgage), and a boost to the retirement fund.
I won't enter a dollar amount, but it would have to be a LOT of money!
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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A person's "price" might mean how vulnerable they are to blackmail. If I threaten to do something to hurt your family members, unless you do whatever I tell you to do ... is that a "price" you'd be willing to pay?
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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Everyone should have a price for most things. In our society, money has the potential to save or drastically improve many lives. Currently, the Against Malaria Foundation can save a life for about $3,500. If someone offers me $5 million to steal from the corner store, why wouldn't I do it? The same goes with lying or sleeping with someone. If the price is high enough, the good I can do with the money clearly outweighs the harm I'm causing. There may be a limit for some people in certain scenarios, such as actually killing a person, but for most of the situations described here, I can't imagine saying no for the right price. In fact, I would consider it to be immoral.

Similar thought experiment:
You are in a burning building, and there are two rooms. In room A is a small baby, and in room B is an expensive Picasso painting that you know you could sell for $2 million. You can only save one -- either the baby or the painting. Assume that there is no question that you could sell the painting, donate the money and save at least 500 lives through the work of that charity. What do you save?

If you decide to save the baby, why do you value the life of that one baby over the lives of 500 other people?
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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^^^^^^Not for Sale for many activities. Say what you will. My desire is to stay above the 30's during the winter months. The 30's are uncomfortable.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Everyone should have a price for most things. In our society, money has the potential to save or drastically improve many lives. Currently, the Against Malaria Foundation can save a life for about $3,500. If someone offers me $5 million to steal from the corner store, why wouldn't I do it? The same goes with lying or sleeping with someone. If the price is high enough, the good I can do with the money clearly outweighs the harm I'm causing. There may be a limit for some people in certain scenarios, such as actually killing a person, but for most of the situations described here, I can't imagine saying no for the right price. In fact, I would consider it to be immoral.

Similar thought experiment:
You are in a burning building, and there are two rooms. In room A is a small baby, and in room B is an expensive Picasso painting that you know you could sell for $2 million. You can only save one -- either the baby or the painting. Assume that there is no question that you could sell the painting, donate the money and save at least 500 lives through the work of that charity. What do you save?

If you decide to save the baby, why do you value the life of that one baby over the lives of 500 other people?
I do not value the life of one baby over that of 500 people, but the baby is in danger of dying right now. The 500 people who could potentially be saved have more time than the baby does. Save the baby and use the insurance money from the Picasso (who doesn't insure a Picasso?) to donate to charity.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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I do not value the life of one baby over that of 500 people, but the baby is in danger of dying right now. The 500 people who could potentially be saved have more time than the baby does. Save the baby and use the insurance money from the Picasso (who doesn't insure a Picasso?) to donate to charity.
So one baby dying right now would take moral precedent over 500 people dying tomorrow? Or even dying next month? I don't see how 500 people having an extra day or month or even year would outweigh the fact that it is 500 people dying rather than one.

In the scenario, it is either the baby or the Picasso. There is no insurance. Keep in mind that you should treat the statements in the scenario as though they are absolutely true; i.e., there is no doubt that you could save 500 people by selling the Picasso.
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