Monthly Archives: November 2008
Robert Joustra  |  November 18, 2008  |  Economy

The problems that plagued Wall Street were variously cast in the last American election as individual greed and deregulation. The solution—it seems to me—lies somewhere in between. A provocative piece I enjoyed this morning on The End of Wall Street, by Michael Lewis of Liar’s Poker fame. Favourite quote: It’s all laissez-faire until you get in deep shit. … MORE »

Robert Joustra  |  November 18, 2008  |  Culture, Economy, Justice, Politics

I was reviewing the Uni student newspaper where I teach part-time and got very annoyed by a passing headline, “An Economy that Doesn’t Deserve Bailing Out”. David Brooks—one of my favourite New York Times columnists—summarizes nicely why I think this kind of cold hearted and isolating cynicism is profoundly inappropriate in thinking Christians. In his piece today on The Formerly Middle Class Brooks aptly notes … MORE »