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Of course Moral Monday is about money

By Ann Corley Silverman
Posted Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Pittsboro, NC - Dear Thom Goolsby, I am not quite sure I understand your point. Of course Moral Monday is about money.

But money itself is just a feature of a modern economic social structure. It is just a tool.

The argument is that budgets are documents about values and priorities, and that a budget is in essence a moral document. This idea that a capitalist marketplace will operate with internal dynamics that will benefit society as a whole, a la Adam Smith, died way back when economic planners started using legislative powers to direct the system. Things change. The fights today are about how money should be used. Money is power tool.

What do you want to build with it? That is a more interesting question.