Building Social Capital

Please excuse any formatting errors. I’m posting from my phone as we travel through New Orleans! Our Ramat Shalom iServe Group in New Orleans this morning In a 10 April 2018 Washington Post opinion piece by Megan McArdle, she writes about the importance of social capital, “the network of personal and community bonds that help humans and communities function.”  Our social capital grows as we reach out and do our part to build communities and help lift up those in need. Experts have begun to study the importance of social capital and what they’re finding, according to McArdle, is fascinating. Social capital is important, perhaps more important than financial capital. The research suggests that the more social capital you have, the higher your standard of living. Prosperity, happiness, trust, economic mobility and voting rates are boosted by social capital. Some of us have lots of social capital, but, as McArdle points…