moral force


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an efficient incentive

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We're all familiar with this drive, but I wasn't really conscious of the moral force of this longing until I read Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys.
If the EU wants to be a moral force that will influence the rest of the world in a good way it has to be strict with itself," said the rapporteur, Louis Michel (ALDE, BE).
The unrelenting, uncompromising moral force of leadership is demanded now, perhaps in ways we haven't seen in the past.
The misleading slogan, "The Army, People and Resistance" was invented to place Hezbollah in an equal position with the army in terms of moral force and the right to act.
The impoverished Dr Joe may have all the moral force of the law at his back, but that isn't worth a hill of beans, and besides, you know what beans do for you.
Some sportsmen have been heard to argue that they will adhere to the fast all through the games because fasting gives them a moral force that will compensate for the physical loss from fasting.
But he said it had a "strong political and moral force and it is an unambiguous message".
We also look towards India as a country which will continue to bring moral force on to the global stage," she added.
Appreciating Don Delillo; the moral force of a writer's work.
In the first part of the volume, for example, he concentrates on individual--as opposed to institutional--values and norms, developing (in "Valuing") an account of the phenomenon of valuing, and then drawing on this (in "Morality and Reasonable Partiality") to argue for an account of morality that not only accommodates but gives moral force to reasons deriving from valued personal projects and relationships.
The Egyptian Revolution's moral force - the righting of a wrong - was accomplished by the unequivocal riddance of an unscrupulous authoritarian and his cohorts.
He added that real change is going to happen, as people come together and apply moral force to various situation.
For Egypt, it was the moral force of non-violence, not terrorism, not mindless killing, that bent the arc of history toward justice once more.
For Egypt, it was the moral force of non-violence, not terrorism, not mindless killing, but non-violence, moral force, that bent the arc of history.
For in Egypt, it was the moral force of nonviolence -- not terrorism, not mindless killing -- but nonviolence, moral force that bent the arc of history toward justice once more.