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Friday, November 06, 2009

A new version of the golden rule

From Bloomberg:

“The injunction of Jesus to love others as ourselves is an endorsement of self-interest,” Goldman’s [international adviser Brian] Griffiths said Oct. 20, his voice echoing around the gold-mosaic walls of St. Paul’s Cathedral, whose 365-feet-high dome towers over the City, London’s financial district. “We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieving greater prosperity and opportunity for all.”

Well, I guess this could work.  You should love others as you are really loving yourself, quite well, actually.  But when do you stop loving yourself and turn to the others?  And I guess he didn't talk about Matthew 19:24.

HT: Matt Taibbi.

Posted by Matt Bodie on November 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

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"Do unto others before they do it unto you."

Posted by: Shag from Brookline | Nov 7, 2009 5:59:10 AM

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