Self-interest and Greed
The journey we are on in life matters for the future we are building. It matters for the work God has called us to accomplish.
Using our skills and talents, we are making contributions to the flourishing of individuals and society, both now and in the new heavens and new [...]MORE →
Part 8 in a series on Markets & Morality
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager [...]MORE →
In his farewell address to the nation, delivered September 19th, 1796, George Washington stated:
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these [...]MORE →
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is [...]MORE →
Part 6 in a series on Eight Most Popular Myths about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise
Is free enterprise based on greed? Friends and foes of free enterprise often claim greed is its basis. Writer Ayn Rand even claimed that selfishness [...]MORE →
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.MORE →
The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms – greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge – has [...]MORE →
Part 9 in a series on The 12 Days of Significance
Editor’s note: this article was co-authored by Dr. Anne Bradley, and adapted from an op-ed published in March. You can read the original article here.
This March, Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, [...]MORE →