Do you still have to keep a promise, if someone forced you to make it at gunpoint?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Patrick McIlheran points out that General Motors should honor the commitment they made to provide perpetual healthcare to its retirees.

As he says:

“Generally, sildenafil help companies that make even foolish promises nonetheless ought to not weasel out of them.”

And, online while I agree in principal, prescription I’d like to remind everyone that those promises weren’t made out of the goodness of GM’s heart. They were extorted by the unions using the threat of crippling strikes to get their way.

So my question is: does a promise made at gunpoint have the same moral legitimacy as a promise freely committed to?

9 comments July 24th, 2006


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