This morning I read a very interesting article about public vs private morality in the United States. You can find the link below to read more.
Robert Reich's article was published in Nation of Change, and he makes a thoughtful argument for the real moral issues we face not being those of individuals but rather institutions. The 'moral' issues being touted by Republican candidates are ones which do not threaten us either individually or as a nation. The focus on individual morality really re-directs attention away from the basic moral fiber of who we are as a nation evidenced by how we conduct ourselves publically. There is a disconnect between what is Legal and what is Ethical especially when it comes to how financial institutions behave.
Debacles like the Enron scandel will continue until we address this larger moral dilemma as a matter of public discourse.