I buy bad Bibles. Call it a perverse fascination with consumer culture if you like. I prefer to think of it as a genuine interest in the ceaseless ways that the marketplace finds to represent the Bible to those who have the money to pay for it. The charismatics get Spirit-filled study Bibles, the tree […]
On socialists like you
Snardiff wrote: “That’s the thing that always amazes me about socialists like you” (to Jag, apparently). Note the us vs. them dichotomy. Snardiff places him/herself on the “us” side and “socialists” on the “them” side. Unfortunately it isn’t so easy to marginalize other voices. Here’s the central question: are there any societal institutions which should […]
Did Adam Smith’s invisible hand give us the “Skymall” catalogue?
I continue my recent practice of reposting old articles from my CP blog that are no longer available. In this post (originally titled “The Tragedy of Capitalism”) I offer a meditation on the absurdity of contemporary consumer capitalism. *** One hour into my flight home yesterday from Denver, panic set in. I had completed my […]