A meandering passage recording the life of an ordinary clergyman as it careens from the sublime to the ridiculous, often without knowing which is which.
He left out anything about Barney Frank and Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae, in the housing collapse.http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/09/28/franks_fingerprints_are_all_over_the_financial_fiasco/
if he said it all, the column would be a book. look at Ribert Reich's 'Supercapitalism' and another called 'Free Lunch,' whose author i do not remember. also, check out the series of op-eds by Barbara Ehrenreich in the NYTimes this summer. of course the question is why we waited until now, after the damage was done? i wonder if it is somewhat like the way we fear black men more as potential criminals than white men, so we tend to see those 'like us' (however that is defined) as being our friends even when they are not, and those not 'like us' (again however that may be understood) as our enemies, even when they are not. old fashioned xenophobia, but hidden and thus subtle.
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