Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Bible's stimulus plan?

Judith Levine reflects on the over-rated virtue of thrift in Salon today. She concludes with these words from the New Testament:
You can’t take it with you. That's what St. Paul told Timothy before warning him that the love of money was the root of all evil: "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." What lesson does the recession teach? Live now. Be merry. For tomorrow we -- or the stock market bull -- may die.

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