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The Rules of Power

The Big Idea for Saturday, December 14, 2013

Though it lacks a pope, capitalism surely has cardinals who preach its doctrine, Jag Bhalla points out in today's lesson. And some cardinals of capitalism practice ethical inequality: unequal treatment before the rules.

When we look at Catholic history, as Bhalla has us do, we see unequal treatment such as the granting of indulgences as one of the events that triggered a rebellion against papal power. 

Indulging capitalist vices hoping that markets will transform them into what’s best for all is empirical and logical myopia, Bhalla argues. Capitalism, the dominant secular faith of our 
times, risks a reformation. 

Perspectives

  1. 1 Our Unfaithful Cardinals of Capitalism
    Jag Bhalla Errors We Live By
  2. 2 The Capitalism Conundrum
    Lisa Witter
  3. 3 Four Principles for Successful "Conscious Capitalism"
    John Mackey
  4. 4 Pope Francis Lifts a Page from John Locke
    Steven Mazie Praxis
 

The Rules of Power

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