Thursday, May 8, 2008

Does Money Taint Everything? (Jeff Tucker)

Jeff Tucker says it's time to demystify the role of money in society:

Let's pull this sentence out of the civic pieties of our time and see what's wrong with it: "We should all volunteer our time in charitable causes and give back to the community in a labor of love."

We can't argue with the instruction here, or the sentiment behind it. There is nothing wrong with giving and sacrifice. My argument is with the choice of language. It contains a word and three phrases the common usage of which can be highly misleading.

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