What’s an Institution You Admire?
We are in the midst of a national miasma in which the federal government and Wall Street in particular are considered practically vile.
I am sure this will change — either when these institutions improve themselves or when the public moves on to another target.
It is easy to assail institutions because they are so — well, institutional. Large, sometimes faceless, probably richer than you, perhaps impenetrable, etc.
It isn’t hard to think of a lot of institutions that in just the past few years have been roundly called out: the media, organized religion, Hollywood, etc.
So what I’m asking is this: What’s an institution that you admire? And, more important, why?
It might be the small nursery school where you send your kids, or the university you attend; it might be an anti-poverty group or a political-action group where you volunteer.
I am just interested in hearing (for a change of pace) about the institutions that are doing right by people, that stick to their missions (or create better ones), that behave responsibly and creatively, or whatever else you have to say.
Maybe we’ll turn one of the most interesting suggestions into a JungleSmash campaign.