In this morning's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne addressed the decaying consensus of the Reagan legacy and its consequent overvaluation of the market as the remedy of all social ills and related undervaluation of the role of government in addressing social ills. And, in the same op-ed page, Lawrence Summers urges the economic royalty meeting at Davos to focus on eage inequality and the need for renewed private and public investment.
Here in Washington, Cardinal Wuerl celebrated a Mass honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and gave a powerful sermon about that legacy. The money quote:
“If we look at families and neighborhoods across our land, if we look at our schools and workplaces, if we look at our courtrooms and prisons, if we look at our streets and see people again marching with signs saying ‘black lives matter,’ then we see that, while we have made great progress, we still have a ways to go yet.”