Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Paganism

Today I'm reading the first chapter to John Hood's book, The Heroic Enterprise" for Dr. Cordato's class. The intro to this book contains many references to one of the most important books I've ever read, Henry Grady Weaver's "The Mainspring of Human Progress." You should read it.
Hood was talking about how "corporate social responsibility advocates say, responsible and ethical companies must balance profit-seeking and other goals." It prompted this margin note:
The shift is always toward making institutions responsible rather than individuals. This personification of institutions doesn't stop at that, but insists that institutions be super-human. This is deification, and as there are multiple institutions in any society, amounts to Paganism.
JN

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