Wendell Berry quoted on "Contemporaneity"
"On St. Therese and Wendell Berry"

Wendell Berry cited in reflection on Economy

And how in the first place, did we (particularly we subscribers of Judeo-Christian principles — with our biblical understanding of usury and jubilee), come to a place where we see nothing wrong with billions of dollars of value having no mooring in time and labour, or in an actual product?

Here I welcome the echo of an Old Testament prophet in a Wendell Berry poem: “When I hear the stock market has fallen, I say, ‘Long live gravity, Long live stupidity, error and greed in the palaces of fantasy capitalism!’”

Staking our well-being, our soul’s contentment, on the chimera of an ever-rising economy, we will be left to the wilderness. But wilderness may now be necessary.

via www.edmontonjournal.com


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