Just thinking during the ride into work about how the central planners don’t seem to appreciate the immorality of leading so many into so much debt or burdening so many via spendthriftiness and excessive government borrowing. Consumption for its own sake and government spending for its own sake are counted as “expansion” by the Fed. What a waste of human potential. That it’s purposeful is immoral.
In short, faddish ideological conformity blinds many modern scholars to the obvious and trivializes their treatment of weighty moral issues. Though few at the conference dealt with them, traditional religious teachings often have had more insight into the incorrigible, profound depths of human evil. In contrast, most of the modern professoriate has little other than the feeble tools of psychotherapy and politically correct moralism to work with. As a result, the current academic world has in many ways become an enabler of human evil.