Something’s gone a bit awry with our capitalistic system. Greed… Author Fr. Dom Rembert Sorg writes that the village shoemaker should receive compensation, not by how many shoes he fixes, but by how many children he has. Yet many of us in America are trying to hold on to every dime, tight. Talking about this the other night with my wife Liz, she said that if the government regulates this to make it so for the shoemaker, then that’s “socialism.” However, if the consumer — of their own free will — decides to pay more than, say, the going rate, because they know the shoemaker has a lot of kids — then this represents “capitalism for the common good as opposed to capitalism for the profit of just a few,” said Liz.