Seven Spheres of Influence

I read in a recent piece by David Brooks that, “Over the past seven months, the number of people who say government is doing too many things better left to business has jumped from 40 percent to 48 percent, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.”  My first reaction was, “Remember last year when ‘business’ ruined our economy?’”  My second reaction was, “Why must we choose between only two options, business or government?”  Continue reading “Seven Spheres of Influence”

For on his brow I see that written which is Doom

One of the sharpest social critics of 19th century European industrial capitalism was…Charles Dickens. Those who have read Karl Marx’s writings see the world that he is attacking; those who have read Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House, or A Christmas Carol will see that same world. However, we find the world described by Dickens, because it is novelized, less abrupt and perhaps more understandable. Continue reading “For on his brow I see that written which is Doom”