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Econ 101 & 3/5

Your Ethics Prof needs to take an Econ class.  More people should give more
to charities and relief work, to be sure.  But the only reason anyone has
anything to give is because of a robust, booming economy, which is at least
partially based on people buying Groo hats and the like instead of cheaper
plain hats. Theoretical ethics gives me as big a headache as trying to come
up with palindromes.  

Ethically Yours, Gary "Give to the charities of your choice AND buy that
Groo hat!" Grossmann 

> From: GrooJedi@aol.com
> To: groop@groo.com
> Subject: My Groo hat mentioned in Ethics
> Date: Sunday, April 04, 1999 3:32 PM
> You read right.  The story's kinda long, but bear with me.
> 	While I was attending my Ethics class in college, my Groo hat got 
> mentioned.  We were talking about a theory called Ethical Egoism(not that

> complicated, but too complicated to explain here), and we started talking

> about our moral obligations.  He started with the obvious, saying if we 
> brought a starving child from argentina in the room with us, (and for
> reason that day we had all brought sack lunches), after we were finished
> had left overs, we had an obligation to feed her (most people said that
> would feed her before they ate, but then I would be going off on a
> Anyways, he proceeded to explain that we have a moral obligation to that 
> child even if she was back in Argentina.
> This is when he mentioned my hat.  He asked me what king of hat I was 
> wearing, and how much it cost.  He said that if I didn't buy this hat,
> instead bought a regular hat with nothing on it, I could give the money
> the difference to give to charity and feed that starving child.  But then

> that could be said about virtually anything anybody was wearing.  The
> of this story?  None really, except that I got my teacher to say "Groo"
> four times in my class!  And he mentioned again in the next class, saying

> something to the effect of "Still wearing that Groo hat I see" in a
> manner.
> Hope ya have a happy easter
> Jacob