When profit is the primary motive, humanity and compassion hang in the balance.  We have heard this story before; whether we are talking about the construction deficiencies in the BP oil rig that might have contributed to the recent explosion in the Gulf Coast or any number of decisions that  might have led to the financial meltdown on Wall Street.  For yet another example, check out Mike Di Paola’s latest column where he explores how financial greed and politics intersect in the world of puppy mills.