“Man has been reduced not even to a digestive tube, but to a bag of money that gradually is losing its value. This cycle has lasted three centuries; from the arrival of the pilgrims who sought freedom of worship, to the Cult of Lucre dominating today. This is both economic history and the history of a spiritual decadence.”
▪ Ezra Pound, “An Introduction to the Economic Nature of the United States” Selected Prose 1909-1965 (Faber and Faber, 1973) extract from page 148.
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