How to Really Make America Great Again: Lessons About Selflessness from the Book of Ruth
32 Pages Posted: 19 May 2017 Last revised: 24 Aug 2017
Date Written: May 19, 2017
America is in crisis and appears to have lost its moral compass. People have little confidence in its institutions ranging from Congress to the Presidency. This paper examines the Book of Ruth and shows that there are many powerful lessons for our society contained in it. One key lesson is the importance of selfless, altruistic kindness, especially on the part of leaders. It also has a powerful message about xenophobia. Other lessons that can be derived from this story are discussed.
Keywords: Book of Ruth, leadership, xenophobia, corporate philanthropy, care ethics, conscious capitalism
JEL Classification: J50, M12, M14, M54
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