We offer only a small thought or ‘re-framing’ this month.

One of the things the modern world has done is to outsource morality to the price system. Because we in the United States can afford to consume 22 barrels of oil a year per capita (plus natural gas, plus coal, plus our share of the fossil carbon inputs in products we import, minus a similar accounting for exports), we assume that it is okay. But it’s not okay: it’s deeply problematic.

We should be honest enough to acknowledge what is happening, even if there is no clear path available for slowing down the runaway train.


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