While this article might frustrate the superficial glance, it rewards a careful reading.
Like it or not, the Rule of St. Benedict is a radical document, and Fr. Virgil Michel, the early 20th Century monk and thinker (St. John’s, Minnesota) exposes the radical nature of the Rule as well as the beam in our modern American eye. Let’s throw these ideas in the current political debate and watch candidates (and voters!) squirm.
The first sentence of the article: “What blasphemy! As if there were anything really Christian about our modern capitalism.” Read at your peril: http://www.cjd.org/paper/roots/rmichel.html