Friday, September 23, 2011

A Rational Discussion of the Public Good

One of the highlights of my year came in April when Elizabeth Warren came to CitySquare to meet with us and religious leaders from across the city to talk about the need for reform of our country's financial institutions. Ms. Warren was, at that time, laying the foundation for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

She was gracious, thoughtful and thought provoking. She was clear about what she believed possible and equally clear about the challenges associated with her mission.

Now Dr. Warren is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Of course I can't vote for her, but whether she wins or not, hers is a voice and a message that needs to be heard and heeded. She also clearly understands that we cannot be lulled or intimidated by ridiculous charges of 'class warfare' when we devise strategies to overcome this crisis.


Subscribers to the Dallas Morning News can read my monthly column in this morning's edition.

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