The 26th idea

BusinessWeek had it right with its issue of August 26 offering "25 Ideas for a Changing World"—ideas about corporate ethics, finance, technology, health, trade. The Sentinel this week respectfully offers a 26th idea—a deeply founded spirituality to guide and govern all human interchange.

My undergraduate major in economics required an ungraded paper on the economics of the Sermon on the Mount. The content of that effort is long lost to the years, but the assignment lives on. A scan of that Biblical sermon in the Gospel of Matthew shows it is packed with ideas about economics, honesty, human relations, exchange, investment, integrity. While these verses come through the vehicle of New Testament scripture, the document is really undenominational and embraces the deeper spiritual teachings of much of the world's religious thought. Here are a few samples:

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September 9, 2002

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