Are the Poor More Compassionate?
GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: So, according to a new study, the poor are more compassionate than the un-poor. I guess by this logic, we should re-elect President Obama because we now have more poor people than ever, and that could only be good because they’re good. The culture of compassion doesn’t explain why a lot of crime is poor on poor. Forty-four million people are on food stamps right now. A lot more great people under the Obama administration.
MARSHALL: Well, you can, but obviously, you can’t – obviously according to the study from Berkeley, because the poor people don’t have the money. Rich people have money and I think we’re going to get -. The people who give money, I’m guessing a lot of them are rich. Every time that the left – sorry, Leslie – but the left gets the right to sit around and talk about who is better, rich people or poor people. Poor people identify with people who are poor, down and out because they are poor, they have been poor.
The very liberal people, 1.2 percent of their income. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The people that can least afford these shoes are buying these shoes.
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Compassionate Capitalism Archives
Pay attention to the soul of your business or you might miss incredible opportunities. Business is the most pervasive and influential force on the planet today. Its activities transcend national and international borders. Its activities are not unduly constrained by financial, political, cultural, ethnic, or religious concerns. The net of this is that business, as a prevalent and important force, has a moral responsibility to guide, enhance, value, and nourish the existence of all that it encounters.
In the world today, the absolute opposite of this occurs. Business today seldom assesses the efficacy of its activities through the lens of anything but profit. Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable, that of happiness. The true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing. It is not to produce ever-cheaper goods and services.
Compassionate capitalism is an economic system meant to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. It is not to keep an avaricious and toxic economic model afloat and it is certainly not to make a profit.
Socialism is NOT Compassionate & Why This Should Matter to Christians
Christians should care about politics because, ultimately, we care about people. Government has an increasingly large influence on the lives of people, thus we cannot ignore politics. What we encounter in discussing societal issues today with Christians is that many think socialism is good. Socialism is government mandated activities or government control of assets. When the government redistributes wealth it even hurts the people it is trying to help!
Every time the government gets involved in something, in the long run it hurts the economy. Socialism reduces the incentive to innovate and produce. Rights are God-given to personhood rather than something conferred by government. America’s Declaration of Independence explains that liberty-that is, freedom from government interference-is also a right. So liberals who say that something like government health care is a right in fact have it backwards.
Government interference into health care tramples on liberty and thus tramples on our rights! We are not arguing that government has no role to play in society.