Republican candidates have morality upside down. They're obsessed by private morality -- what happens in bedrooms between consenting adults, gay marriage, access to contraceptives, and when and how women can choose to terminate a pregnancy. But they don't give a fig about public morality -- the corruption of our democracy by big money, suppression of the votes of minorities, soaring CEO pay while average workers get pay cuts, insider trading on Wall Street, misclassification of employees as "independent contractors," and corporate criminal behavior that never results in jail terms for executives.Yet it is the deplorable condition of public morality -- the growing abuses of political and economic power -- that pose the gravest threat to the future of our society. We must demand a higher standard of behavior from corporate executives, Wall Street bankers, and the politicians who collude with them -- and leave private morality alone. What do you think?
Posted by Robert Reich on Sunday, November 8, 2015