26 April 2008

Monstrous

"But once greed has been made an honorable motive, then you have an economy without limits. It has no place for temperance or thrift or the ecological law of return. It will do anything. It is monstrous by definition."
~ Wendell Berry, "Faustian Economics," Harper's Magazine, May 2008

2 comments:

gwensmom said...

Have you seen the recent Chase credit card commercial? where the guy goes to buy a new TV with his card and lyrics to the background music is "I want is all and I want it now"?

Helquin said...

Chamys finally convinced me to give up television almost 2 years ago, so I remain blissfully unaware of recent commercials. But I still live in the world that television helps shape. I've decided that if McCain is somehow (s)elected in November, I should probably get cable TV reconnected so that I can rock out to "Dancing With the Stars" and news of runaway brides while the world burns.