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Agenda for a New Economy, 2nd Edition by David C. Korten

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CHAPTER 9GREED IS NOT A VIRTUE; SHARING IS NOT A SIN

The 2008–2009 economic crisis presents us with an enormous opportunity: to rediscover our values — as people, as families, as communities of faith, and as a nation. It is a moment of decision we dare not pass by.

JIM WALLIS

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

JESUS TO HIS DISCIPLES, MATTHEW 6:24

It is really quite simple: Society works better and life is more pleasant for everyone when people share and cooperate. Far from a new discovery, this has been a defining message of religious leaders down through the ages.

Humanity’s most celebrated teachers are those ...

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