The Wall Street Journal is now urgent reading for preachers, since its daily stories give evidence that Augustine and Calvin were right. On page one, original sin daily turns into actual sin, so much so that the sins of the wealthy no longer shock us.
Suppose you and I were on the dock at the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Suppose you, being well heeled and generous, gave me a dollar (in 2002 currency value) and, a second later, gave me another. Your means and generosity were lavish, so you and your agents kept giving me and my friends a dollar a second, night and day, 365 days a year.
Despite his book’s title, Lawrence Mitchell is not throwing bricks at corporate America. A research professor at the George Washington Law School, Mitchell indicts corporations from within the leviathan—that is, from within the legal framework that shapes American businesses.
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