In Debt We Trust

“Debt . . . . that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force.” – Margaret Atwood, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth                As nomads, life provided as we moved, and when there was no food in an area, we …

The Advent of the Ego

“If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel …

In the Time Before Money

“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.” – Daniel Webster                    Before 9,000 BC, from what we gather, there was no use of money. People were largely nomadic and egalitarian in their lifestyles. Because humans lived more closely with Nature, other …