Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.
When wisdom is manifest in action, wealth and well-being are often created. Yet we seem to long for wealth and well-being without seeking wisdom. Wisdom comes first; it is the seed for wealth and well-being.
The very richest among us want more, and they are prepared to dismantle the existing political and social order to get it. The time is late. The stakes are extraordinary. Now is the time to roll back this orgy of greed.
As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.