A Swarthmore College student-reporter's questioning of whether it is moral to go into banking
sparks NYT columnist Nick Kristof to not only assert the affirmative, but to argue (in part) that in fact more well-educated, liberally-mined people should go into "conservative" industries like banking in order to reform it from the inside.
In effect, Kristof suggests, socialist-leaning, educationally-empowered students should hunker down, swallow their disdain, and apply their ideals to change finance. Said student responds (in Slate): elite, ostensibly liberal-leaning students don't seem to be particularly discouraged from capitalism or going into banking in this climate, and probably never have been.
posted by Keter
on Jan 24, 2012 -
What would happen if aid organizations and other philanthropists embraced the dark arts of marketing spin and psychological persuasion used on Madison Avenue? We'd save millions more lives.
posted by lunit
on Dec 28, 2009 -
Oh, Those Crazy United Nations!
They hate Kofi Annan. They're starving for Iraq. Yep, it's those crazy UN non-governmental organizations doing their damnedest to give decent liberals and lefties a bad name.
from this unbelievable official site: All behavior is caused! There is a reason/reasons why people hate us.
We can start killing some of them, but we had better also start understanding the rest of them.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 14, 2001 -