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!"#2
JANUARY 2012
IsItPracticaltoBeHonest?
 ALSO:INTERNET FRAUD—ARE YOU AT RISK?PAGE 10
 
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IS IT PRACTICALTO BE HONEST?
3 Dishonesty Everywhere!4 The Pressure to Be Dishonest6 Honesty Is Practical7 Honesty Brings True Success
10 Internet Fraud—Are You at Risk?14 The Alpenhorn—MusicFrom a Tree16 When You Feel LikeGiving Up on Life19 Was It Designed?The Woodpecker’sShock-Absorbing Head20 Watching the World21 Young People AskWhy Did I Say That?24 It Is Not Too Late toBecome God’s Friend27 From Our Readers28 The Bible’s ViewpointIs Homosexuality EverJustifiable?30 For Family Review32 They AppreciateGod’s Love
 
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works for a large tradingcompany in Hong Kong. While visitingthe factory of a potential supplier,he expressed concern about whetherthe factory could meet the standardsneeded to produce his company’sproducts. Later, at dinner, the fac-tory manager gave Danny an envelope.Inside, Danny found a bribe amount-ing to tens of thousands of dollarsin cash—the equivalent of his annualsalary.
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Some names in this series have been changed.
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Danny’s experience is far from unique.Around the world, the scope and per-vasiveness of dishonesty is staggering.For example, court documents showthat between 2001 and 2007, a largeGerman industrial firm paid 1.4 billiondollars in bribes to obtain contracts.Although recent high-profile corporatescandals have led to some reforms, theoverall situation appears to be worsen-ing. A 2010 study by Transparency Inter-national found that worldwide, “levelsof corruption have increased in the pastthreeyears.Why is there so much dishonesty? Is itpractical to be honest? If so, how is itpossible? Can the Bible help us?
DishonestyEverywhere!
Awake!January 2012
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