American policymakers tend to treat faith, community and local belonging as dispensable luxuries that can and should be sacrificed to maximize some other metrics, like GDP, mobility, or net worth. What are the consequences of this kind of thinking? Is this trend reversible? How would this impact the most vulnerable among us?
To unpack all of this, Rabbi Lamm spoke with Chris Arnade, the best-selling author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” to talk about why faith, tradition and community are essential elements of the good life for Americans of all sorts.
About Good Faith Effort: The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.