- Please come to Four Freedoms on Wednesday
- When Congress looks at SNAP this year:
- We take a moment to say “Atta-way, FCC,” but mostly: Thank you, John Oliver.
- I am emphatically NOT comparing people to crows
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving wants your giving story
- Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
- The Protestants have lost the soul of America
- Sign a petition. Stop fracking.
- How are you going to pass legislation that directly affects women…
- The big, fat religion-comparison chart!
Category Archives: Economy
From Paul Froese, at Religion & Politics:
…economic perspectives are indelibly tied to religious cosmologies. Voters need not choose between God and mammon. Instead, they tend to see their money, the market, and the economy as a reflection of their God.
And thanks, Leftover, for this link.
Paul Buchheit at Common Dreams writes:
The standard argument against this is that everyone has an equal opportunity to benefit from past accomplishments. But it isn’t true. An American born in 1970 in the bottom economic quintile had only a 17% chance of making it into the top two quintiles. Reports from Brookings, Pew, and the OECD show that much of Europe has more economic mobility than the United States.
Even for those who headed up the newest computer-based technologies, their successes have depended on the input of thousands of physicists and chemists and chip designers and software engineers and market analysts over many years to lay the groundwork for the infrastructure and protocols needed for success.
And then he quotes Tom Paine:
All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.