The walk of a smaller economy

I recently read an article by the indefatigable Wendell Berry in The Atlantic.  In the article, Mr. Berry continues on his quest for a change in the modern economy and the rules that govern it.  Instead of looking to bigger, badder, better, Berry suggests that the only hope for abundant life is to look to smaller models.  By establishing numerous smaller economies, the life of the world will once again begin to thrive precisely because the smaller scope of the economies lend themselves to practicing the virtue of neighborly love.  In his closing paragraph, Mr. Berry says,

“We have an ancient and long-enduring cultural imperative of neighborly love and work. This becomes ever more important as hardly imaginable suffering is imposed upon all creatures by industrial tools and industrial weapons.”

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