In Wendell Berry’s essay “Two Economies,” he explains his thoughts on the important differences between a money economy or some “little” economy when compared to what he refers to as “The Great Economy.” This difference is vital to understand especially when humans consider the components and processes of creation.
Should humans see creation’s components and processes as resources, as the extractive mindset sees them? Or should humans see them as co-residents of The Great Economy. For my purposes here, soil is the great co-resident – something that resides with – that is of utmost importance for the survival of the human species even beyond the exploitation of other components of creation, such as fossil oil or fossil water.
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