Now we’re getting to something meaty. One the Seven Deadly Sins, no less.
Place your bets now that Grayling manages to mess that up too.
- 1. The covetous do nothing well until they die.
- 2. Avarice and happiness do not share a home.
- 3. Avarice is a spur to industry.
- And suddenly, it seems like we’re reading the Free Market Bible that the nuts at Conservapedia are doing.
- 4. It is not lack but abundance that breeds avarice.
- True, but it’s also envy of other’s abundance.
- 5. They who covet are always poor.
- Yes, but this does come across a little like sklavmoral. Take comfort ye poor, for in Heaven, etc, etc.
- 6. Poverty lacks much, avarice lacks everything.
- And again.
- 7. Misers fear to use their gains.
- 8. The miser is as bereft of what he has as of what he lacks.
- And yet again.