Outsourcing Morality

“The beautiful thing about morality…is that it begins with us. We do not need to wait for a great political leader, or an upturn in the economy, or a new mood in society, or an unexpected technological breakthrough to begin to change the moral climate within which we live and move and have our being. In the introduction, I described our current situation as one in which we have outsourced morality to the market and the state. But morality in its truest sense cannot be outsourced. It is about taking responsibility, not handing it away. All it needs is for us to think about the “We,” not just the “I,” and immediately we change the tenor of our relationships.”

Morality, p. 310