14 October 2011

Creature of possibility

Surplus is a creature of possibility. 
Only because people can imagine the possibilities of a future can they systematically accumulate a surplus. 
The question of allottment of shares in what's possible is cognate to the question of allottment of shares in the surplus. In the latter case God provides the stuff of production, in the former case God serves as the source of inspiration. 
Reverence is the recognition of God's bounty, whether of the past or of the future. 

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