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A Polemic Against Corporatist Dehumanization

Believe it or not, avarice—the striving for accumulation of wealth—is not a virtue. This is not a new idea. The essence of 1 Timothy 6:10 is, in part: “For the love of money is the root of all evil…” And at its core, avarice results from the love of money.

How did we end up here, where our society revolves around “the almighty dollar”? What are the causes of this too common modern malaise?

We live in a consumerist society. Television programming—a near mainstay of our culture—conditions us to consume. It bombards us with endless advertisements inveigling us to buy, Buy, BUY!

Try this simple experiment sometime. Visit a mall with plenty of stores. Walk around in it for an hour and see if you can come away empty-handed. The odds are heavily against you. Everywhere you turn, you are confronted by bargains, discounts, and…

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