If we choose to understand Sullivan'sdictum as suggesting that forms of buildings and products should followthe purpose the buildings and products are intended to be used for, wehave a reasonable statement - but a pretty trivial one.
We know that both pre-functionalists andfunctionalists of the period between the First and Second World War usedthe notion of function and the notion of purpose more or less interchangeably,and that is to some extent also the case in the design discussions until today.
of course, as I repeat throughout this essay, the means of delivering help doesnot have be through government. Micro-loans to impoverished women to startbusinesses, made by bank-like organizations started for these purposes, have much in Bangladesh, Mexico and elsewhere. The key here is, as always, that ifright-wing pseudo-Christians oppose the government being involved, they must –to avoid violating Matthew 25 -- present their own which will help at least the same number of people thesame amount, as soon and as certainly. It's not enough for right-wingpseudo-Christians to simply express vague hopes that some of their pet economictheories will produce the desired result.
Here andthroughout this essay, please note that I do not cite the Pope's writings aboutany particular socio-economic issue as evidence of the validity of his analysisof that issue – although I do believe that his various analyses I cite valid – but rather, for the proposition that his analyses determine whatMatthew 25 requires of Catholics.
We'll learn how to make a Works Cited page in a bit, but right now it's important to know that parenthetical citations and Works Cited pages allow readers to know which sources you consulted in writing your essay, so that they can either verify your interpretation of the sources or use them in their own scholarly work.