When is enough enough?
By Robert A. Hinde
Our society is not as it should or could be. Too many citizens lack the resources and opportunities they should reasonably expect. Somwhere to live may be hard to find or too expensive, and the cost of living has escalated. The wealth gap, aready too large, is increasing.
Our initial reaction is to change the government, pass new laws, or fiddle with the economic or fiscsal systems. Our Culture of Greed argues that such measures, though necessary, may never be enough. We must dig deeper and tackle the greed that is endemic in our society. Decisions must be based on their effects on others, not just ourselves. We must seek a new world-view where consideration of the good of others is central. The tools for this are already part of our nature, but we need a new orientation in order to use them.