Farewell, Middle Class Morality: What Comes Next?

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The Middle Class is dying. So what? This question opens A.O. Scott’s fascinating response to Thomas Piketty’s bestseller, Capital in the 21st Century. “The book’s thesis,”Scott explains, is “that economic inequality in the developed world is increasing, with potentially dire consequences for social justice and democratic governance.” According to Piketty, the Western dream of an [Read More...]

Making Money: Your Money Or Your (Spiritual) Life

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It’s nice to make money, isn’t it? Now don’t give me that look. A healthy desire to make money does not necessarily imply greed, or obsession, or that one is dedicating one’s life to serving the dreaded Mammon. All I’m saying is, as a practical matter, having money sure does come in handy. In fact, it is pretty much a requirement these days for getting around in our 21stcentury Western culture. [Read more...]

I Was an Unpaid Intern for an Oscar-Nominated Director

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I stared at the notice on NYU’s job and internship database. It was my second semester, freshman year, and high school graduation gifts were dwindling. I needed a job. Like, a job job. But as I fervently tossed resumés into cyberspace, I figured I’d try an offhand search for paid internships, too. This post appeared like a beacon of hope: a paid internship? [Read more...]

Finding Life’s Most Fulfilling Work

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A single mom with two kids was facing some hard financial times last December. She knew she was not going to be able to provide any gifts for Christmas. She heard about Help-Portrait, a movement of professional photographers and volunteers who give printed portraits to families in need. She brought her family to her local Nashua, New Hampshire, event the second week in December. [Read more...]

Pursuing Justice and Mercy: An Interview With Mike Rusch, COO for Pure Charity

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by Glynn Young Q: Tell us about your career so far and the high calling of your work? For the past 16 years, I’ve worked in some leading Fortune 100 companies within the field of Shopper Insights and Analytics, the study of how and why people make the decisions they do about how they consume, [Read More...]

Four Biblical Mandates to Take Justice Seriously in Your Work and Around the World

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For most of us, the idea of justice seems like something from a comic book. Superheroes in colored tights battling power hungry villains. Or maybe we look to our government for justice. Honorable people in black robes at the Supreme Court ruling on the laws of the land. Increasingly, the International Justice Mission (IJM) is [Read More...]


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