Hello! Anybody home? God works through the market. The market is the hidden hand of God. By investing for total return, a Foundation does the work of God, not only in its grants but by supporting God's hand at work in the world. Such is my faith, not only as the Queenpin of Global Business but as a fucking Philanthropy Czarina too. Such is the ethic by which I run Wealth Bondage. Such is the ethic by which I run Rooster Foundation: Crowing in the New American Century. To dump Wealth Bondage from a Socially Screened portfolio is an insult to all I hold holy. Lucy Greenholz must be stopped! My dunce at Gifthub is clearly not up to the job. I have put Bill Schambra on the case, though it will cost me a pretty penny. That man understands the value of a dollar. If anyone can prevent the fall of capitalism at the hands of Lucy Greenholz, it would be Bill and the cast of toadying intellectuals he lines up to defend Wealth Bondage. Markets cry out to be Free! My last dollar will go, if need be, into rounding up and shooting all who disagree.
"Let us have a rule to assign just penalties to offenses, lest you flay with the terrible scourge what calls for the strap." - Horace, Satires, I. iii.
All I would add to Phil'seloquentposts in honor of H. Peter Karoff is that paideia, or soul-formation, requires more than Socratic questioning, and sometimes more than parables, or even a living moral example. There are times when only a well-deserved thrashing will do the job. Jesus did carry a whip when he went into Wealth Bondage, as I recall. Now, the money changers are our best clients and we fawn.
Against the Dumpster leans Miss Shuganah's box. So, we all find our home in community with others. Perhaps leaned up against her box, we will find soon a homeless man in a bedroll, or a child in a basket. We all have much to be grateful for. I for a roof, she for her box, the man for his blanket, the child for the basket. It could always be worse.
Yet American tolerance for this pendulum bullshit, for this set of fake
choices between two powerful groups of political elites who are dancing
in the Washington conga line, asshole to belly button pretending they
are alternatives to each another, seems endless.
Bi-partisan comity, Joe, it is what makes America great.