Article: When Greed Meets Globalization

Article: When Greed Meets Globalization

By Rev. Dr. Joseph D’souza for Washington Times

America’s latest Clinton scandal — the 2010 sale of U.S. uranium to a Russian-controlled mining company, which allegedly benefited the Clinton Foundation to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars — has reminded me of the old proverb that says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

By saying this I do not mean that money in itself is evil. It’s greed, the love and worship of money, that corrupts and leads us down slippery slopes where morals become relative in the face of personal gain.

America is waking up to the crude reality that materialistic greed is the great high deity of today’s world. In this new religious order, money always takes precedence — even if the cost is risking national security.

In fact, whatever the final outcome of this scandal, Americans should be alarmed that something like this could happen right under their noses. It requires the complicity of an entire system — cooperation between multiple federal agencies, politicians and global financial interests and powers — to pull off the sale of 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.

I write this because in India, where I’m from, a similar narrative about greed and systemic corruption is also coming to a head. And it’s been largely triggered, among other factors, by a book that was published nearly a decade ago.

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