"Occupy Wall Street": Are Government & Business Friends or Enemies? The “Occupy Wall Street" phenomenon presents a great opportunity for thoughtful discussion on business ethics and social justice at large. What is the purpose of the financial services industry? Is it merely profit maximization, or is it the creation of goods and services, resulting in wealth and a better life for the common good? Or is it just to serve the interests of the so-called “1%”, the de facto ruling elite?
What is the role of government in regulating the finance industry? How do we reclaim healthy forms of capitalism and reform its deviant forms?
On November 19th, Professor David Miller (director of the Princeton Faith and Work Initiative) interviewed Michael Gerson and moderated an extended Q&A session.
Michael Gerson is a Washington Post columnist, and former speechwriter and policy advisor for the Bush administration.