Can we be this inequitable and call the US a christian nation?

Having grow in my formative years a Texas Lutheran and then attending Catholic High School my last two years at Saint John DeMatha High School where they asked me to consider joining the order, which I politely turned down. And having spent from that time studying the major religious poems, texts, Stella’a ~ translated. I’m pretty sure I can ex spouse about what it means to be a Christian as well as anyone else.

So when I see headlines like this. “U.S. income inequality, on rise for decades, is now highest since 1928”

Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley, has been doing just that for years. And according to his research, U.S. income inequality has been increasing steadily since the 1970s, and now has reached levels not seen since 1928.

From Pew Research

This claim by John Fugelsang is one that needs to be considered.

John Fugelsang to GOP ‘If you don’t want to… by ewillies

Another point from the same Pew Research poll

“And 61% of Democrats and 50% of independents said the gap was a very big problem, versus only 28% of Republicans”

This mean that 72 percent of the GOP is ok with gross inequities and I have to ask name because I’ve not found it in 32 years of of looking where it’s ok in any religion to allow this to happen. When I say this I mean this…

Income inequality: The U.S. ranks third among all the advanced economies in the amount of income inequality. The top 1% of Americans control nearly a quarter of all the country’s income, the highest share controlled by the top 1% since 1928.

http://web.stanford.edu/group/scspi/

 

This, the USA,  is not a compassionate nation and I believe one of the fundamental tenets of Christianity was as I was taught is to be carrying for the sick the tired the poor and we don’t even come close in the USA today. 

Ok I give Economic is not science~ it’s a reflection of us

Today we ask you to consider such a magnanimous leap of understanding and go from I to We when you now start to think about economics.  Since Western man’s bases his understanding or metaphor to live by of on the Greek concept of oikonomia (how you run your household) and perhaps we’ve been a bit misdirected in our attention by the politics not economic of life.   Since anyone running  a home has to think about everyone in it or they’re not running it and it don’t take a scientist to understand that basic fact of life. Harmony in the home makes for a better home.  For the record economics really predates the Greeks and goes all the way back into antediluvian times ..

System of accounting had grown up based on little clay counters in the shapes of commodities (hides, jars of oil, bars of metal, etc.) Also glyptic seals had been invented with images used heraldically to designate the seals’ owners. Counters and seals were pressed into slabs of wet clay and the records were held in Temple archives-probably records of debts owed to the Temple Link to Sumerian Economics.

This need to account is based upon the fact that you will be interacting with more than yourself.  So if we’ve known for almost ten thousand years about this need let’s stop the bickering about external issues and concentrate on the part of how do we progress together. Since no one does it alone.  With that in mind We-conomics and other Co-creation/education/manifestations are linked.  By acknowledging this link we can go from playing checkers in a chess reality to enjoying the game of life and make it work for the many.  As there is no world without us. 

For more information on how to move from Win Win to 3, 4 and 5 wins visit  Marginal Utility of Public Good;