Inverting the Economic Order

Inverting the Economic Order
Passage from "Inverting the Economic Order" by Wendell Berry, The Progressive Magazine, September 2009

"...put nature first..."

Inverting the Economic Order

"This economy is based upon consumption, which ultimately serves not the ordinary consumers but a tiny class of excessively wealthy people for whose further enrichment the economy is understood (by them) to exist. For the purpose of their further enrichment, these plutocrats and the great corporations that serve them have controlled the economy by the purchase of political power. The purchased governments do not act in the interest of the governed; they act instead as agents for the corporations." - Wendell Berry

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