[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement updated

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 17:38:25 UTC 2007

> Huh?
> Why would making this decision based on values make "it" not work? Or
> are you meaning that the values should be objectively defined and evaluated?

Not everyone's values are the same, that's why it wouldn't work.

> "Emphysema patients are more deserving of charitable assistance than
> caviar-less aristocrats." is a statement of values.
> "Caviar is defined as a luxury, and an organization dedicated to
> providing it does not qualify for charitable status." is a value-based
> statement that is objectively applicable.

Defined as a luxury by whom? What you consider a luxury generally
depends on your standard of living. For many people in the world, a
car is a luxury, for a typical westerner, it's considered a necessity.

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