We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.
Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.
The problem with a moral argument for intervention in Libya is not only that the country we go to war for doesn't get it, or that the world at large doesn't get it, but also that a majority of Americans don't get it.