The New York Times points to rising inequality of incomes, and the increasing despondency of the middle class: "We are running out of smoke and mirrors." Yet the paper itself is little else but. What else can a paper be that is supported by ads aimed at those with an appetite for luxury? Fashion lifestyle deliverables include philanthropy. As displaced populations are shunted into Freedom Camps run by Halliburton, the Times will be running puff pieces on some bozo billionaire's gift to Yale. If I rail against the language of "philanthropic capital markets," it is because until we get below the language of money we will never heal the disease that wracks the body politic. The language of brotherly love (caritas and philia) - how does that sound this Merry Christmas? The Church Militant.
Phil: Agreed; please see parallel posting about the damage money is wreaking on political life (great minds?) at http://nonprofiteer.typepad.com/the_nonprofiteer/2007/12/one-thing-that.html
Posted by: Nonprofiteer | December 22, 2007 at 01:22 PM
Thanks, blogged it.
Posted by: Phil | December 22, 2007 at 03:57 PM