I have admired Rabbi Michael Lerner for many years now. He is the editor of Tikkun, a progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine.
This focus on money and power may do wonders in the marketplace, but it creates a tremendous crisis in our society. People who have spent all day learning how to sell themselves and to manipulate others are in no position to form lasting friendships or intimate relationships... Many Americans hunger for a different kind of society -- one based on principles of caring, ethical and spiritual sensitivity, and communal solidarity. Their need for meaning is just as intense as their need for economic security.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The cost of focusing on money and power
I got this in an email today: