N that America has made great “progress” in shucking off religion, we’re free at last to celebrate what used to be considered sin. . .such as greed. It is now essential to the American economy. If we gave every American a magical anti-greed p;ill, the economy would collapse within a week.
Greed controls our health care system, our universities, and our justice system. Think of these comments from today’s issue of the Boston Globe:
“A central Massachusetts man who sued more than 20 Dunkin’ Donuts shops for allegedly using margarine when he ordered buttered bagels would receive $500 — while his attorney collects as much as $90,000 — under the terms of proposed settlement filed in Suffolk Superior Court this week.”
“Such food-related lawsuits aren’t unheard of. A class-action lawsuit claiming that Subway’s much-hyped footlong sandwiches were not quite a full 12 inches was settled in 2016. Attorneys in that case were awarded $520,000, while 10 named plaintiffs received $500 apiece.”
Aside from the silliness of such trivial matters reaching our court system, the awful thing about these stories is that the lawyers made morally indefensible profits while the actual “victims” received. capitalism, now enslaved to the terrible god Greed, contains no moral restraints.
And this is better for America than having churches be influential in our values system?