Thursday, December 14, 2006

Gap Between RIch and Rest of Us Is Finally Sinking In

Bloomberg News reports by way of Newscloud (thanks to Jeff Reifman for posting) and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that Americans are waking up to the chasm between the rich and the rest of us. The next step: To understand the gap's impact on health, happiness and safety.

1 comment:

Philanthropic Travel said...

Lynne Twist offers some excellent insights on the issues of money and abundance:

"In a culture of the 'runaway more,' richer, thinner, smarter, better, there is no way to be satisfied. We have lost the meaning of 'enough' - from businesses, societies and communities, to the dinner table. The 'more is better' mentality is becoming the nightmare that is killing the planet. We need a new relationship with 'enough.' In the culture of scarcity that is generated in our consumer culture, there is no moment of sufficiency. We have to help people reclaim that."

"Money is the voice of your commitment.... Let's use money--the thing that people think is so evil--to bring in the light, to transform the future." -Lynne Twist

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