Ethics

Guiding Principles for Effective Stewards

10/01/10

The libertarian in us would like to believe that all industries—including the nonprofit sector—can reliably self-regulate. In our regard for individual responsibility, we expect that... Continue

For Loan Oft Loses Both Itself and Friend

09/24/10

Many of us first encountered the word “covenant” in the Old Testament story of the bond forged between God and Abraham and his descendants. In the context of faith, “covenant” conveys a... Continue

Beware the Financial-Industrial Complex

09/09/10

Three days before the end of his term as President, Dwight D. Eisenhower—Republican, architect of D-Day, and senior military officer for the United States in the closing years of WWII—gave the... Continue

The Past Does Not Predict the Future

07/01/10

Four-year-olds are prone to asking, “Why?” Why does the sun set? Why does the car need gas? Why does the canoe float? Why did God create the animals? Why do I need to go to bed? As we age, these... Continue

Slow Money

06/10/10

Let’s talk about Slow Food. No, not escargot or turtle soup. Slow Food is a movement and an organization (see www.slowfood.com), the mission of which is “to defend biodiversity in our food... Continue

Poetic License

05/27/10

We understand that luminaries of the Great Recession recently gathered for a discreet poetry slam at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This invitation-only event was intended to serve as an... Continue