Posts tagged "MAMMON"

Religion Doesn’t Always Work for Mammon

Ruben Sanchez: Religion Clause recently informed us of a court ruling that states that the United Postal Service (USPS) does not need to accommodate a Seventh Day Adventist employee’s request to have every Saturday off. The 8th Circuit held that if Saturday leave were granted, such a demand, made under Title VII of the...

Brethren, Can You Spare a Dime?

Historian Julia Rabig writes in to the reveal the ghost of religion in a contemporary story of class and classes. The New York Times reports that as college tuition costs rise, children of the upper classes increasingly fill a disproportionate number of slots at the country’s top universities. According to reporter David Leonhardt, “At the most...

Clock Watchers

The “Readings” section of the Harper’s February edition points The Revealer toward this peculiar prayer: Father God, we ask your blessings on our economic world: Bless those in governments and banks…. Give them an understanding of economic forces and the mechanics of wealth creation; that they may produce laws and regulation which give freedom for people to create wealth....