Beverly Hills: State of the City -- When Mindless Densification is Not the Solution
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The following article is adapted from my "State of the City" address which I gave to the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce in October of 2016.
In Martin Buber's collection, the "Tales of the Hasidim," he relates the tale of Rabbi Zusya.
Before his death, Rabbi Zusya said, "In the coming world, if they shall ask me 'Why were you not Moses,' I shall have an answer. But if they ask me, 'Why were you not Zusya?' I will be left with no reply."
We have heard from our Supreme Court and from some politicians that "Corporations are people, my friend." I couldn't disagree with this more. It's a ridiculous proposition, just as ridiculous as the notion that "money is speech." And until we get rid of two of the worst Supreme Court rulings since the Dred Scott decision, money will continue to pollute and corrupt our political system in every manner imaginable.
In the New Testament, Timothy 6:10, we hear that "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." Sadly, these words
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