Race and poverty …

My friend Lynne Hybels offers a beautiful reflection on MLK day here … And there are links to some excellent sermons by Bill Hybels too.
Nicholas Kristof offers a surprising defense of sweatshops here … Kristof (who has been a heroic journalist in drawing attention to people in poverty and danger around the world) argues persuasively that as bad as sweatshops are, they’re far better than unemployment, which raises important questions for those of us thinking that this economic crisis provides an opportunity to envision a new kind of economy … how can we move from a single bottom-line economy that seeks to maximize profit to one that seeks to maximize employment? For those of us who have seen first-hand the kinds of dumps and dump-dwellers Kristof describes, this is an especially powerful article.
Readers of Everything Must Change will especially appreciate these two articles.

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