Greedy Capitalism

stinks.gifI am not anti-capitalism but I am anti-greed, anti-selfishness, anti-injustice, anti-ungodly antics of people who have money as the god of their lives. From a distance this appears to be the way much of western business is conducted today. The rich seemingly get richer and stuff the rest, it is unrighteous.

I read this on Idle Musings of a Bookseller,

article in the Wall Street Journal: “Book retailer Borders Group Inc., which is shuttering hundreds of stores in a bid to stay alive, is seeking bankruptcy court approval to hand out as much as $8.3 million in executive bonuses, including nearly $1.7 million to President Mike Edwards.”

Let me get this straight. Upper management drives the company into bankruptcy—and gets paid a bonus for doing so. OK, I understand; I think they call it trickle down economics: the workers get peed on…I wonder if they are familiar with this text:

Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self–indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.—James 5:4-5 TNIV