Tuesday 17 July 2018

Injustice in our way of life

Brian Cowen didn't foresee the crash
Brian Cowen didn't foresee the crash

We persist in shutting out the thought that current economic imperatives do not necessarily support social and political conditions conducive to human flourishing.

Our President's intention of focusing our minds on the relationship between ethics and the economy could do much to confront the bewildering assumption that the current ordering of the creation and distribution of wealth is self-justifying and does not have to render an account of its workings and their consequences.

This assumption of moral neutrality has created a world where the distribution of wealth is justified only by the efficiency of the systems that create it.

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