A core concept in democracy is service to the common good. But what form that takes–therein lies the rub. Please consider the example that Robert Reich explores in the essay linked below. The distinctions and insights it presents are central to understanding what our national values are or should be.
Free enterprise mingled with character, compassion, and solidarity with high social values is a good recipe for a society that works for everyone. When you admire a person’s success in life, it’s important to weigh the means by which it came.