Income and Wealth Inequality: Religion's Current Efforts Won't Cut It -- Sightings (Myriam Renaud)
It is increasingly clear that the income inequality gap is not only getting larger, but it is proving to be damaging to the country. With money being the key to power, we seem to be moving toward an era of rule by oligarchs. Just to make sure we know what we're talking about, an oligarchy is defined as "a country, business, etc., that is controlled by a small group of people." Myriam Renaud suggests that one of the few institutions left that can challenge this trend are religious ones, but right now our efforts at charity and advocacy are not dealing with the core issue -- the power of money in politics. I am involved in community organizing, but we haven't tackled this one yet. None of our efforts are really dealing with it. So, take a read, offer your thoughts.