While I think one has to be careful about giving the poor a pass for immoral behavior because they are poor — a tendency the religious left tends to have, as if poverty, or relative poverty, conferred innocence — it is also true that the religious right tends to overlook greed when it manifests among the “respectable” upper classes. We see the insane wafflemaker frenzy at Wal-mart and rightly are revolted. But how is the greed so nakedly on display there worse than the greedy frenzy that has taken place, and regularly takes place, on Wall Street? If we are going to condemn the greed of the poor and lower middle class on Black Friday, we had better be sure to hold the wealthy to higher standards. And vice versa. Greed is greed is greed.