"This is the greatest transfer of wealth out of minority pockets into big corporations that has ever happened in the history of America!" That's what one economist said on NPR earlier today, commenting about the housing crisis that was "designed" to bring big business benefits to those in power. I hadn't stopped to think of it that way. Just another form of oppression--with people in power in a panic because they couldn't figure out how to squeeze any more out of the middle or out of other corporations where there just wasn't the opportunity in the desperate economy. "Desperation" leads to greed leads to exploitation and suffering. And the beat goes on!
Yet the verse I learned as a kid came ringing into my head immediately: "Be sure your sins will find you out!" Seems they have, no matter who has to help pay the price.