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.