I think I will rephrase this question.

How would you interpret "impact on values"?

For example, would a possible impact on values be that that value is no longer important to the person? Say, a person values trust, and placed his trust in another person. However, the second person broke the first person's trust. What would be the impact on the first person's value?

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    Show context ... – Marius Hancu Apr 29 '15 at 14:06
  • Welcome to the ELU :-). Can you provide some context, please, so the answer can be more accurate? You can edit your own posts regardless of your current reputation. – Lucky Apr 29 '15 at 14:07

If we assume that we are talking about the values of "society", to make sense the second sentence would need to be about someone's decision making people start telling lies, short-changing old ladies, cheating on their spouses and declaring a hatred for motherhood and apple pie. I don't think anyone has the power to do this.

Of course, it might be corprat-speak. Corprats love talking about the Values of the company, as long as they don't have to practice them. The CEO's decision to do blah-blah has an impact on Acme's Values of Efficiency, Quality, Customer Service and Excessive Capitals. Yawn. Yes, I could see that.

  • And, as you're saying, it's "having an impact"; "causing" is much lower in frequency. – Marius Hancu Apr 29 '15 at 15:19

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