-  Neo-conservatives such as U.S. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher lament the collapse of traditional social values: family, work, patriotism, restraint.  They are right, of course.  There has been a deep erosion of traditional values, but the process began several hundred years ago.  What we a rewitnessing today is, perhaps, the culmination of a long historical process, a process accelerated by the policies of Mr. Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher.  Ironically, it is the very marketplace morality at whose shrine the neo-conservatives worship that produces the social disintegration they lament.  The pursuit of individual self-aggrandizement, individual gratification, individual pleasure has led more and more of us into the scramble for wealth and power.  Ambition and hedonism prevail.  Can any society survive when its citizens are all engaged in a furious competition to carve up the spoils? (from Arthur Schafer, "Morals in the Rat Race")
- The break should occur where the author moves from describing the problem to assigning causes for it.