Jim Hightower | Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in p2
Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.They're not corporate chieftains, but they do run multimillion-dollar operations and consider themselves role models for the masses. They are the Catholic Bishops of the United States – and it's that role model thing that has them a bit flummoxed. Many are living in grand residences, with extensive staffs and personal servants, socializing with the and political elites, moralizing from elevated pulpits, and… well, generally living in a lofty manner. This has left many of them aloof from the common folk, the very flock they supposedly tend.For years, such privileges for the Bishops were accepted as normal, even deserved. Then, last year, Francis happened.Like a hurricane, a new pontiff – and a new ethic – hit the Catholic hierarchy
I like it. It goes against the liberal talking points of "we need big government to reign in big industry". Go Francis!