I need to read more dead Christians. I’m too blinkered by my cultural biases and need a wisdom from another era. Dorothy Sayers, long gone from this world’s stage, wrote an essay called “Why Work?” in 1942. There was a quote that jumped out at me, words that couldn’t be more spot on for today’s economy:
A society in which consumption has to be artificially stimulated in order to keep production going is a society founded on trash and waste, and such a society is a house built upon sand.
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Prophetic, tragic, and truthful.