Do we and our elected representatives and the corporations who supply us with goods and services do so on the basis of what is best for us as humans, citizens, customers?  Or is it decided on the basis of money?

So kids are walking home from school and pass the local marijuana shop, and get a contact high from the patrons out in front getting high.  Was that shop and others legalized because it is best for us, the people, or because someone said that they could tax these stores and get money for … whatever?

Our new socialized medicine (Obamacare) is having its problems.  But did the initial sales pitch imply (wrongly) that government-provided health care would actually save money over the cost of helping those who don’t or can’t provide health insurance for themselves?

Do we turn a blind eye to the proliferation of gambling casinos and lotteries because we think (incorrectly) that some of the money spent there will benefit our schools?

If we are doing any of the above, we are deciding moral (right-and-wrong) issues on the basis of money.  Has the US become this materialistic?  Is this behavior what we are asking God to bless?