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A Poverty of Immeasurable Things

To be sure, we can buy art, but we sense that, if it is a mere commodity, we pay too much; and if it is true art, we pay infinitely too little. Similarly, we can buy sex but not love; we can buy calories but not real nourishment. Today we suffer a poverty of immeasurable things, priceless things; a poverty of the things money cannot buy and a surfeit of the things it can…

- Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition (North Atlantic Books, 2011), p. 40.
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