The Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century was fascinating because it pondered the deepest questions of how a social order can be structured to maximize human welfare. This movement explored human nature and the social institutions that would work best with the forces that really govern behavior.
The sources of the current economic crisis are complex and the blame for the crisis difficult to assess precisely. But it’s clear that for years leading investment firms have disregarded the common good and even their own long-term interest in their quest for profits.
There has always been an uncomfortable connection between Sunday-morning and Monday-morning Christianity. On Sunday morning the classic virtues of faith, hope and love are preached and sometimes practiced.
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