Monday, October 6, 2008

The Priorities of Our National Life

The stock market plunged again today and world markets are now in trouble. Interestingly enough there are those who still want to place the blame again on the backs of low-income borrowers.

Others have named it much more accurately: the greed, self indulgence and materialism that has characterized our count at the expense of our own national personhood.

The words of Socrates seem eerily relevant, "Are you not ashamed that you give your attention to acquiring as much money as possible, and similarly with reputation and honor and give no attention to truth and understanding and the perfection of your soul?"

Whatever else this crisis may be, it is a call to rethink the priorities of our national life.

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