TCC Video: Former Wall Street Millionaire Takes on Wealth Inequality

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Sam Polk

Sam Polk writes for The New York Times about being a trader on Wall Street who received a bonus of $3.6 million dollars at the age of 30 and still didn’t feel like he had enough money, “I was addicted.” Read it here: For the Love of Money. Watch a video about how he decided to make the world a better place after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Waiting on an Angel & Don’t Take That Attitude to Your Grave by Ben Harper

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Ben Harper

“Be kind to a stranger because you never know, it just might be an angel knocking at your door.”

Ben Harper‘s music often explores his devotion to Jesus as well as his dismay at the injustice in the world. Growing up I was a fan of his ’94 release “Welcome to the Cruel World.” Several tracks on the album address issues of faith and justice. Two of our favorites after the jump:

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TCC Films: Inside Job

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Inside Job

We recommend the documentary Inside Job about how changes in economic policy led to the financial crisis. Inside Job won the Oscar for best documentary in 2010.  Read some of Pope Francis‘s remarks about the financial crisis discussed in the film and watch the trailer after the jump:

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Pope Accepts Resignation of High-Spending German Bishop

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Bishop of Limburg

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Limburg, whose extravagant spending on his personal residence angered his congregation and ran afoul of the Holy Father’s message of humility and simplicity for the Catholic Church. Read about it in The New York Times here:  Pope Accepts Resignation of High-Spending German Bishop. His mansion will be used to serve the needy.

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