The Spirituality of the Budget Crisis

David Brooks over at the New York Times wrote an interesting opinion piece on the current budget crisis and how it relates to our fear of death and our faith in science and medical technology to delay death. Here's a few provocative snippets: This fiscal crisis is about many things, but one of them is our inability to face death — our willingness to spend our nation into bankruptcy to extend life for a few more sickly months. ... As Daniel Callahan and Sherwin B. Nuland point out in an essay in T … [Read more...]