Why not fix it now?

From CNN:

The Rev. Jim Wallis, a prominent evangelical who has worked with Democrats, has a different perspective. He said it’s clear that greed was a major factor in the economic collapse and that a wide gap between the haves and have-nots is social dynamite.

“History shows that an increasing gap between the rich and the poor is a prime indicator of imminent collapse,” Wallis wrote in his recent book, “Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street.”

If Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street don’t bring down the economic status quo, then it will be brought down by subsequent efforts.

Smart nations will move to make social and economic changes better than what the current peasant revolts are demanding.

Dumb ones will fall. Eventually.

3 thoughts on “Why not fix it now?

  1. Has The Spirit Level received much publicity over there? The book demonstrates how societies that are more egalitarian are more successful and how everyone, including the rich, benefits. The book has had a lot of coverage in Britain.

    • No, is it something that I should look for?

      I think we need only look at the Scandinavian countries to know that that’s true – low infant mortality rates, long life spans, low crime rates

      • The book if you are interested is this – The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. It is available on Amazon.co.uk. It has featured a lot in the British press and has been so successful that right wing groups have spent a lot of money trying to rubbish it. As you say, though, we only have to look at Scandinavia.

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