Tag Archive | labor

The Politics of Envy and a Culture of Greed

To covet is to desire to possess what rightfully belongs to another. It is not simply admiring what another has, but is the desire to take it. Covetousness is a form of greed. You don’t have to be rich to be greedy. You can be poor and greedy, and you can be poor and envy what others have. We now have an entire political party dedicated to stoking the fires of envy and greed, and its chief strategy is intent on dividing Americans by stirring up envy towards the rich. It also appeals to people’s greed

Creative Destruction or Rollerball (1975)?

The loss of jobs in the US to overseas workers is creating a lower standard of living for those still in the US, while increasing corporate profits, but it is also causing unemployment. Unequal environmental regulations and taxes make the situation worse.