"Time is Money". What would the world be like if this notion simply dissolved from our collective consciousness? If the sun set on the notion that Time is Money, how would we act individually, as communities and as a nation?
"Time is Money." In a lifetime of working (and playing) and earning a living and studying the world of economics, this maxim has coursed through my life time and time again. On its face, it seems innocuous. Of course, workers at Walmart get paid by the hour. Your carpenter may charge by the hour, what is the problem?
My pledge for Lent this year is to write each day on one issue related to justice and to give the reader one resource that can be used to address that injustice. This day, and for the last several days, my focus has been on environmental and economic justice, and particularly surface mining.
Both tar sands mining and mountain top removal in the Appalachian mountains also raise ethical issues related to the very idea of land “ownership”.
The increasing turbulence in today's world is a both a challenge and an opportunity. It is a challenge, because many of our assumptions about how the world works are proving to be mistaken. Many of our inherited beliefs about law, business and society have no basis.