John R. Throop is an Episcopal priest and president of the Summit Group, a consulting firm in Peoria, Illinois, working with businesses and nonprofit organizations to deliver better service at less cost.
Americans suffer from a debilitating disease that deadens the senses and causes people to panic and hoard. Persons of faith aren't immune to it. The disease is "affluenza" and one of its key symptoms is greed.
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