NYT: For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money. Great article, calling out a national problem in an addiction to money from those at the very top. It’s a psychological problem which has not even been properly identified, and it’s wrecking a lot of what’s here. Our public advocacy for the continuation of the disease is also severely troubling. Excerpt:

Like alcoholics driving drunk, wealth addiction imperils everyone. Wealth addicts are, more than anybody, specifically responsible for the ever widening rift that is tearing apart our once great country. Wealth addicts are responsible for the vast and toxic disparity between the rich and the poor and the annihilation of the middle class. Only a wealth addict would feel justified in receiving $14 million in compensation — including an $8.5 million bonus — as the McDonald’s C.E.O., Don Thompson, did in 2012, while his company then published a brochure for its work force on how to survive on their low wages.